The WWE once again gets EXTREME!
Are you ready for someone’s eye to be taken from them? Are you ready for the Monster Among Men returning home? Are you ready to see just what Dolph Ziggler has planned for Drew McIntyre? ARE YOU READY FOR THE HORROR SHOW?!
- Kickoff Show – Kevin Owens VS Buddy Murphy; Kevin wins.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships Tables Match: The New Day VS Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura; Cesaro & Nakamura win and become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley w/ Sasha Banks VS Nikki Cross w/ Alexa Bliss; Bayley wins and retains the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
- WWE United States Championship: Apollo Crews VS MVP w/ Bobby Lashley; cancelled.
- Eye for an Eye Match: Rey Mysterio VS Seth Rollins; Rollins wins.
- Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka VS Sasha Banks; Unresolved.
- WWE World Championship, Ziggler’s Choice: Drew McIntyre VS Dolph Ziggler; McIntyre wins and retains the WWE World Championship.
- Wyatt Swamp Fight: Braun Strowman VS Bray Wyatt; Wyatt wins.
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It’s the WWE Extreme Rules Kickoff Show!
Join Scott Stanford and Peter Rosenberg in reviewing, discussing and predicting all the action for tonight’s extra extreme event!
Renee Young, Booker T and JBL join the show!
Three hall of fame rings and none belong to her, but she’s just as excited as anyone to see the Wyatt Swamp Fight. Booker has no idea what to expect but he’s been anticipating this since the announcement. Looking at Braun Strowman, the Monster Among Men, has two sides. The monster destroyed John Morrison, but the man was trying to convince himself more than anyone that he can do this. Being locked up this long, knowing he’s about to get out and go home, it can be scary.
JBL says he’s with Booker. Braun is going home to cut the cord and get Bray off him once and for all. Booker is right about Braun. Braun can hang with the strongest men in the world, and this match is a must-win! Booker needs that next level moment, and this could be that moment. Braun wants to be his own man, but the method behind the madness in this Swamp Fight is crazy! Renee is worried there will be gators showing up! So who wins? Booker leaves it to JBL but JBL isn’t sure, either. Braun is going to either be a free man or someone with an asterisk. JBL is choosing Bray. Booker says Braun doesn’t want the Fiend, but he still says Bray wins this. Who survives the swamp?
Backstage interview with The New Day.
Big E and Kofi Kingston lost last Friday Night SmackDown and now must face Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura in a Tables Tag match! How are they feeling about their chances? Kofi says they are no strangers to tables, but to turly understand a table, you must become one with tables. Big E has been eating off tables. Kofi has slept on tables. And they need to be inside the wood of the table so that the wood can be in you! To truly get inside the mind of tables, they have “The Yoda of Tables,” and was in a movie with RONDA ROUSEY, and it was called TABLES! The brain of the Dudleys, BROTHER D-VON!! “Oh, my brother! Testify!”
This man has been involved in the destruction of at least 10 MILLION tables in his career! The Dudley Boys put everybody through tables! And the New Day, too. Hey, don’t bring up old stuff. But oh great, mighty D-Von, access that girthy brain and let ya bois know the secret to table success. D-Von says it is quite simple. You put your opponents through those tables. Oh…! Well the prophet has spoken! The word is gospel! The New Day shall put those wicked fools through tables tonight! And why? BECAUSE~! New! Day Rocks! D-Von swivels with Kofi and Big E, but is a tables match win truly easier said than done?
Backsatge interview with MVP and Bobby Lashley.
The new United States Championship belt is so, so pretty. But MVP knows what Charly is going to ask: How much money did it cost to make this? Well, no, but- MVP won’t tell anyway. Fair enough. The real question is about the title match against the REAL champion, Apollo Crews. Real? Apollo? A real champ comes to work. But Apollo was in some kind of witness relocation program since taking on the Hurt Business. He’s no champ. MVP clams Bobby down and explains to us that Apollo is “verified.” But the more important thing is that tonight, even if Apollo is 100%, he still has to take on “the greatest United States Champion of all time!” And MVP spent a mint on this belt just for him. Some things money can’t buy, and one is wisdom. MVP has the wisdom to know he’ll retain this title.
Apollo’s youth put him in a bad position. MVP was just trying to help. A smart man learns from his mistakes, but a wise man learns from others. So everyone better wise up. After MVP is done with Apollo, and they head off to the after party, Apollo will be pondering his lack of wisdom. To put it this way, it is neither smart nor wise to disrespect MVP or Lashley. Who will truly be THE WWE United States Champion after tonight?
Renee, JBL and Booker talk Eye for an Eye.
A truly sadistic match in which you must pluck your opponent’s eye out to win!! Rey Mysterio chose this stipulation, is JBL surprised? No, he’s not. Bringing in a son into this made it very personal. JBL remembers losing to Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania 25 and that made JBL quit. But there’s a reason Rey is the ultimate underdog. Rey has everything to fight for and is going to go after Seth Rollins like nothing before. JBL once saw a man pop another man’s eye out, and that was awful. This time, it’ll be legal! JBL wants to see this, though he hopes he can stomach it. Does emotion have an effect? Will there be a plan? Booker often did whatever he had to in order to win. To go on what JBL said, how Dominik was brought into this, not really. Dominik got in this himself. Rey can fight his own battles, but Dominik wanted to fight for his father. Dominik may serve more of a distraction than anything.
So then, who loses an eye? Booker wants to say something first. Rollins has been getting daggers thrown at him and has not waivered, so Rollins wins and takes Rey’s other eye. JBL says Rey wins because while JBL isn’t a father, he knows Booker and other fathers would do whatever they could to help their son. Booker says his son would be home studying. Now that’s a good dad.
Kevin Owens VS Buddy Murphy!
The Prizefighter has fought against the Monday Night Messiah’s forces in the past and that continues tonight! Will Kevin keep the disciple from being in any shape to help Seth Rollins against Rey Mysterio tonight?
The bell rings and Murphy rushes Kevin! Kevin dodges the knee but Murphy denies the stunner, and it’s a brawl! Kevin fights Murphy to a corner, lets off but comes back, only for Murphy to BOOT him! Murphy walks up but Kevin punches and CHOPS him back! Kevin whips, Murphy reverses, fires off strikes but misses the knee. Kevin tries again but still no stunner, KNEE TRIGGER! Cover, TWO! Kevin grabs at Murphy but Murphy pushes him away. Murphy takes off his shirt and clubs Kevin down. Murphy drags Kevin up, shoves and forearms Kevin HARD in the back! Murphy pushes Kevin again to SMASH him with another forearm.
Kevin CHOPS back, throws body shots and more CHOPS, then runs, into a sleeper hold! Murphy squeezes tight and Kevin falls to a knee. The crowd rallies up as Kevin fights and powers Murphy to a corner. Kevin rams Murphy into buckles but Murphy holds on tight. Kevin keeps trying, and gets free on the third try. But Murphy BOOTS him back! Murphy hops up, leaps, but into a kick! And DDT! Both men are down and the crowd fires up! A standing count starts as Kevin and Murphy stir. Kevin rises first but Murphy follows. They both stand at 5, Murphy runs over but Kevin dodges to atomic drop and LARIAT! Kevin drops a senton, onto knees! Kevin drags himself to a corner, Murphy runs in but misses the splash!
Kevin back suplexes to throw Murphy into buckles! CANNONBALL! Cover, TWO! Murphy still lives but Kevin keeps his cool while catching his breath. The crowd rallies up as Kevin watches Murphy flounder. Kevin drags Murphy up, CHOPS him in the corner, then CHOPS him in another corner. Kevin hoists Murphy up top, CHOPS him again, then climbs up to join him. Murphy resists the superplex as the crowd rallies. Murphy hits back with body shots and clubbing forearms. Kevin wobbles and Murphy DECKS him! Murphy leaps, METEORA! Murphy has to crawl to the cover, TWO!! Kevin still lives and Murphy can’t believe it. The crowd rallies for “K O! K O!” but Murphy stands first. Murphy drags Kevin up, Kevin ROCKS him with a right!
Both men wobble, Kevin blocks a kick to give a kick, then whips for the pop-up! Mruphy slips out, blocks a kick but Kevin elbows him back. Murphy ripcords to KNEE-TRIGGER! AUSSIE-GOYE! DEAD LIFT BRAIN BUSTER!! Cover, TWO!?! Murphy is beside himself as Kevin still lives! Kevin crawls to a corner and the crowd continues to rally up. Murphy glares at Kevin as he stalks over. Murphy stomps, CHOPS, but Kevin fights back! Murphy stomps a mudhole into Kevin then hoists him up top. Now Murphy climbs up to join Kevin, but now Kevin resists the superplex. Kevin and Murphy brawl up top, Kevin HEADBUTTS Murphy down!
Kevin drags Murphy up but Murphy GAMANGIRIS! Murphy goes up, Kevin still resists! Kevin turns things around into a SUPER GOURD BUSTER! And then Kevin BEST MOONSAULT EVERS! Cover, TWO!?! Murphy survives and Kevin can’t believe it! Kevin flounders up to his feet and fires up as he goes to Murphy. Murphy is on the apron and he hotshots Kevin away! Murphy goes up top quick, leaps, but no Meteora this time! Kevin SUPERKICKS, then STUNNERS! Cover, Kevin wins!
Winner: Kevin Owens, by pinfall
A fast and furious opener gives the Prizefighter a big win! Will things now be fair and square in the grudge match between Mysterio and Rollins?
Renee, JBL and Booker discuss the Women’s Championship matches.
Two big parts of the Women’s (R)Evolution, Bayley and Sasha Banks have been on a huge run. Will Sasha become #TwoBeltsBanks? Booker says the Golden Role Models are a lethal combination, but Asuka becoming champion, that title gives you that invincibility. Getting some wins under your belt gives you momentum, and that’s where Asuka. It will be a battle of wills for Asuka and Sasha. Do Kairi and Bayley get involved at all? JBL hopes not at all. Before Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch got going, it was Sasha and Asuka. Bayley and Sasha is like HHH and HBK! Two great champions who are great friends. Sasha has the momentum, but as Booker said, winning begats winning. Asuka is going to walk out of this as Raw Women’s Champion. Booker concurs. Will The Boss be ready for the Empress of Tomorrow?
Speaking of Raw, The Viper and the Giant have an UNSANCTIONED Match! What does this do to the legacy of BIg Show if he loses? JBL says it doesn’t really hurt. Randy Orton is the Legend Killer for a reason. Big Show is on the Andre the Giant level, perhaps even higher. But Orton has not been any better than he is right now. Show doesn’t have anything to prove and Orton wants to knock off another legend, Orton wins. Booker agrees with the Andre parallel and other legends. “Time waits for no one,” and that is where we are with Show. Show has given a lot, but has had his health issues for being so big for so long. Show has been in wrestling for a long time while Orton is always looking to put another notch on his belt. Friend or foe, this is just how Orton is! Orton could easily end Show’s wrestling career if he’s not careful.
JBL adds that if Orton wins more titles, he could be THE greatest of all time. He is finally on the Mount Rushmore! Renee agrees with that. But keep in mind, Ric Flair is in Orton’s corner for this match. The best of the best of the best and Show is trying to step to that. Guess we’ll find out tomorrow night!
Do you want to go somewhere really scary?
Come and see a place like no other. Things here will make you tremble with fear and keep you up at night. Things that people do and the ways that they do them. Look with your morbid curiosity. Like a car crash. You want to turn away but you can’t. Be warned. Once you get a glimpse, there’s no going back. To go forward, two men will go back home. To get past this grudge, two men go eye for an eye. To determine the truly great, two champions face intense challengers. To settle a score, two men will go to the extreme. But don’t worry. It’ll all be over soon. It’s okay to scream. Just let it out. This is the horror show at Extreme Rules!
SmackDown Tag Team Championships Tables Match: The New Day VS Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura!
AWWWW~ people at hooome~! Don’t you dare be sour! Watch Big E & Kofi Kingston defend these titles, and feel~ the power~! Brother D-Von shared his wisdom in regards to tables, but will it be enough to stop the roll the Swiss Cyborg and King of Strong Style have been on?
The introductions are made, the titles are raised, and this table breaking summer blockbuster begins!
It’s a brawl right away as Cesaro goes after Kofi and Nakamura goes after Big E! They end up in opposite corners and Cesaro ROCKS Kofi with European Uppercut after uppercut! Nakamura gives Big E Bad Vibrations, then the Artist Collective trades and Nakamura BOOTS Kofi while Cesaro uppercuts Big E! They go back the other way but Big E dumps Nakamura out! Cesaro ROCKS Big E with a EuroUpper and a JAB! Kofi DOUBLE STOMPS Cesaro down! Big E rams into Cesaro, then Positivity in Motion! Belly2belly! The New Day stands tall and the crowd fires up! Big E and Kofi go out, grab a table and put it in the ring. But Cesaro comes over to stop Kofi and Nakamura hits Big E. Cesaro sends Kofi into barriers while Big E brawls with Nakamura.
The New Day turns things around, Nakamura goes into Plexiglas. Big E whips Kofi at Nakamura for a BIG dropkick! “How’d that feel?” They follow up to whip and basement dropkick Cesaro into steel steps! The crowd is fired up as Kofi bounces Cesaro off Plexiglas. The New Day gathers more tables and brings Cesaro over. Kofi clubs away on Cesaro while Big E finishes setting things up. The New Day brings Cesaro to the apron and Big E electric chair lifts! But Nakamura throws Kofi down and basement dropkicks him! Cesaro slips down to throw Big E into barriers! Cesaro throws steel steps at Big E! Nakamura sets up a table and Cesaro helps him bring Kofi up. Cesaro throws EuroUppers and Nakamura stomps Kofi in the corner. They hoist Kofi up top but Kofi fights back.
Cesaro and Nakamura throw forearms then position the table closer. The Artists climb up but Big E returns to dump Cesaro down! Big E has Nakamura in position, Kofi stands, but Nakamura fights out! Cesaro hits Kofi and trophy lifts him! Nakamura knocks tables down in the ring before Big E can do anything, and Kofi escapes Cesaro to enziguri! Big E runs and SPEARS Cesaro off the apron! Both men hit the floor but no tables break so this match continues! The crowd is thunderous while the refs check on both men. Kofi turns his attention to Nakamura and boots him down! Big E manages to stand and Kofi regroups with him. They focus on Cesaro, drag him up and bring a table around.
Kofi throws uppercuts of his own, then haymakers to put Cesaro on the table. Big E adds clubbing forearms, and the New Day go to the ring. Kofi builds speed and Big E gives him a boost, but Nakamura saves Cesaro to throw the table at Kofi!! The table doesn’t break but Kofi might have! Nakamura kicks Big E down while Cesaro adjusts the table. The Artists drag Kofi up, they double suplex, but Big E reels Kofi into the ring! Big E gets clubbed 2v1 and then a boot-knee combo! Big E is just limp on the ropes and the Artists toy with him. Cesaro and Nakamura drag Big E up now and plan the same double suplex. Big E fights back with body shots, runs, but gets DOUBLE KNEES! Cesaro and Nakamura drag Big E up again and continue as planned. But Big E suplexes Cesaro in first!
Nakamura hits a SLIDING KNEE! Nakamura hurries to get another table involved. The crowd claps and rallies as Nakamura sets this table up. Kofi is up top and LEAPS to TRUST FALL Nakamura down!! Big E OVERHEAD suplexes Cesaro! The stomping stampede goes down all over the place! Kofi KICKS Nakamura while he’s down then Big E comes out to coordinate. They add another table! Kofi says they asked for this! It’s a table stack! Big E drags Cesaro up to the top rope and the crowd is going wild for what is coming. But Nakamura anchors Cesaro! Kofi goes after Nakamura, they brawl but so do Big E and Cesaro! Kofi runs at Nakamura but gets dumped out! Cesaro ROCKS Big E, bumps him off the post and dumps him into the ring!
But Big E still scoops Cesaro! Nakamura saves Cesaro, Cesaro trips Big E, Swiss Swing into SLIDING KNEE! Kofi returns to springboard and ax handle! Kofi rallies, and forearms Nakamura off the apron! Nakamura bumps the table but pushes it away. Kofi PESCADO! Kofi leaps off the steps and forearms Cesaro! Kofi fires off on Cesaro in the corner and then hoists him up top! The crowd is thunderous for this furious Kofi as he climbs up with Cesaro. SUPER ST- NO! Cesaro blocks the Steiner, Nakamura ROUNDHOUSES him! Cesaro dead lifts, to SUPER POWERBOMB KOFI THROUGH THE TABLE TOWER!!! Cesaro and Nakamura win!!
Winners: Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro (NEW SmackDown Tag Team Champions)
A masterpiece of destruction! The New Day literally falls, and now new champions rise! And Cesaro makes Michael Cole take a good, hard look. “Actions speak louder than words!” Will Cesaro and Nakamura continue on this incredible roll?
Bliss-Cross and the Kabuki Warriors talk backstage.
Alexa wants them to repeat after her. “Believe and you can achieve.” Believe and achieve! Asuka will beat Sasha, Nikki will beat Bayley. “I have faith in myself. Tonight is my night!” Thanks, girls! Nikki is feeling great now! She is ready! Asuka, Kairi and Alexa believe in Nikki, and Nikki is feeling invincible. But even if you lose, they’ll still be your friend! Thanks, Kairi… But yeah! Nikki heads out for her title opportunity!
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley w/ Sasha Banks VS Nikki Cross w/ Alexa Bliss!
The Loony Lass finally gets a shot at a singles title on the main roster! But will she be able to withstand the pressure? Or will #BayleyDosStraps break her?
The introductions are made, the SmackDown Women’s title is raised, and this crisis of confidence showdown begins!
The crowd rallies for Nikki as she circles with Bayley. They tie up and Bayley powers Nikki to a corner while even laughing. Bayley pushes Nikki as she lets up and then taunts Nikki as “too easy.” Bayley mocks the cheering, they go again, and Nikki waistlocks only for Bayley to throw her off. Bayley double guns and Nikki has to cool off. Bayley mocks Nikki, “Do it for Alexa!” The crowd still rallies for Nikki as she ties up with Bayley again. Nikki puts Bayley in the corner and SLAPS her! Sasha and Bayley are both furious but Nikki attacks! Bayley denies the bulldog but the PURGE hits!! Cover, TWO!! Bayley survives and bails out, but Nikki wrecks her with a dropkick! Nikki hits a TORNADO DDT! Nikki puts Bayley in, Bayley flounders as Nikki climbs, crossbody! Cover, TWO!
Nikki keeps going, climbs back up and leaps again! Crossbody number two, cover, TWO! Nikki won’t give up, she goes up again! Bayley bails out again, but Nikki leaps from the apron for the hat trick! The crowd is thunderous as Nikki takes Bayley down! Nikki brings Bayley up but Bayley RAMS her into barriers! Then the Plexiglas! The ring count passes 5, Bayley shoves Nikki into the barriers then into the ring. Cover, TWO! Bayley grows frustrated with Nikki and throws haymakers in the corner. “You think you’re all confident?” Bayley and Sasha mock Nikki while Bayley chants Nikki on the ropes. Bayley kicks Nikki while she’s down, drops elbows and covers, TWO! Bayley drags Nikki up, then chokes her in front of Alexa! The ref counts, Bayley stops and Nikki hits back.
Bayley bumps Nikki off buckles, rams her shoulder in over and over, but lets up at the ref’s count. Bayley snapmares Nikki to a cover, ONE! Bayley wraps Nikki in a chinlock, the crowd rallies up and Alexa coaches Nikki. Nikki fights and flails, gets up and arm-drags Bayley off! Bayley comes back to clobber Nikki then club away at the ropes. Bayley drags Nikki into the apron skirt! She’s using Nikki’s tricks as she clubs away! Alexa protests, the ref reprimands, but Bayley brags about her haircut. Wait where is Nikki? She found Sasha on the other side of the ring! Nikki baits Bayley into the trap! Nikki shows Bayley how to do it as she fires off furious forearms! Nikki puts Bayley in the ring and takes Bayley’s hotshot!
Bayley staggers to a corner, Nikki copies the wacky waving arms for the back elbow! Bayley goes old school, too, but Nikki fights the Bayley2Belly off! Nikki takes Sasha’s Bank Statement Crossface! Bayley crawls, powers up and hits BAYLEY2BELLY!! Cover, TWO!! Nikki survives and shocks the Role Models! Bayley rains down furious right hands but Alexa and the crowd are thunderous for Nikki. Bayley jams her knee into Nikki’s face, then drags her to a corner. Bayley hoists Nikki up top, climbs to join her, and hits the SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Bayley can’t believe it, argues with the ref, but Nikki rolls her up! TWO!! Bayley KNEES Nikki down! Cover, TWO! Nikki still lives but Bayley drags her up by her hair to throw her out of the ring.
Bayley follows after, gets a good luck hug from Sasha, and then daredevil dropkicks, into a swing from Nikki! Bayley SMACKS into post! Nikki gets in, rams into Bayley, then throat chops! Bayley comes back, Nikki slips out of the scoop to inverted DDT! Both women are down but the crowd keeps rallying up! Sasha grows worried but Alexa has confidence. Nikki runs, ducks and forearms Bayley down! Nikki starts to rally and she dropkicks Bayley to a corner. Nikki runs in, corner splash to BULLDOG! Bayley is down but Nikki fires up as she climbs up! Nikki leaps again, but Bayley gets under. Bayley comes back, Nikki dodges to ripcord neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Nikki grits her teeth as she drags Bayley back up. Nikki gets Bayley up for a back suplex! But she keeps going, another back suplex! Cover, TWO!
Alexa coaches Nikki and the crowd continues to rally. Bayley reaches, Sasha takes deep breaths, but Nikki throws off the vest! Nikki climbs up but Bayley bumps ropes to trip her up! Bayley runs side to side to KNEE Nikki down! Cover, TWO! Nikki still lives and Sasha is losing her cool. Bayley is also upset, she runs in but gets BUCKLES! Both women are down again but the crowd is loving this! Nikki goes out to drag Bayley onto the apron, DRAPING PURGE!! Both women are down on the outside and the ring count begins! The count reaches 5 as Bayley and Nikki both get in. Bayley CLOBBERS Nikki down, but Nikki CLOBBERS Bayley back! Cover, TWO!!
Nikki isn’t sure what she has to do as she reaches for Bayley. Bayley kicks her away and Sasha helps Bayley get to the apron. Sasha slips something to Bayley?! She distracts the ref, Alexa steps to Sasha, Bayley uses the brass knuckles, or BOSS knuckles rather, to sucker punch Nikki! FACEPLANT!! Cover, Bayley wins!!
Winner: Bayley, by pinfall (still SmackDown Women’s Champion)
Sasha has a huge assist in this match to keep Bayley Dos Straps at dos straps! Will Bayley do the same for Sasha so that she can win a second title? Or will the Kabuki Warriors see the tricks coming this time? As for Nikki, was this the one and only time she gets her shot at gold?
It’s a special edition of the Firefly Fun House!
And a really creepy one at that… In a castle’s secret laboratory, “Braycula” welcomes us to the Horror Show at Extreme Rules! It has already been a ghastly evening, but the worst has yet to come! For he will show us the most horrifying footage known to man! It’s the SmackDown Karaoke Showdown! Ramblin’ Rabbit, that was the wrong footage. But now, the real horrors! Bear witness to never-before-seen video of the little lost sheep who became a monster coming home to his creator who holds the whole world in his hands! MWAHAHAHAHA!
WWE has an update on tonight’s United States Championship match!
Apollo Crews is NOT medically cleared to compete against MVP tonight! Apollo was ready and willing, but he did not pass his physical because of an injury sustained at the hands of Bobby Lashley. So what does that mean for tonight’s match?
MVP and Bobby Lashley head to the ring!
“Now let that be a lesson to anyone foolish enough to step into the ring with the All Mighty Bobby Lashley.” Unfortunately, there is a problem they must come to terms with. Lashley can NOT apply that Full Nelson with such power that it injures someone to the hindrance of furthering MVP’s career. So do to forfeit, the NEW WWE United States Champion is… MVP! Lashley helps MVP put the shiny new belt on, and it’s apparently official. MVP and Lashley head out to still go to that after party. Will Apollo Crews return to make sure MVP doesn’t continue to twist the truth?
Eye for an Eye Match: Rey Mysterio VS Seth Rollins!
The King of Lucha Libre doesn’t mean this metaphorically, he means this literally! He wants to make the Monday Night Messiah pay for everything he’s done and lose use of an eye just like he has! But Rollins wants to permanently sacrifice Mysterio for the “greater good.” Who truly turns this PPV into a horror show by taking out another man’s eye from his skull?!
Rollins enters, and presents a pair of PLIERS! He is more than prepared to rip Mysterio’s working eye from his face! But Mysterio enters from behind! The bell rings, Mysterio dropkicks Rollins to ropes, but Rollins gets clear of the 619! Rollins drags Mysterio out, aims for the steel steps, but Mysterio slips out and gets back in the ring. Rollins follows, Mysterio runs but Rollins follows to SLING BLADE! Rollins seethes as he finally takes off his jacket. Rollins claws at Mysterio’s mask! Mysterio gets to a corner, Rollins throws forearms and shoulders in. Rollins whips corner to corner, Mysterio goes up and over, slips off and kicks his leg! Mysterio digs at Rollins’ eyes! Mysterio throws hands then whips but Rollins reverses. Mysterio headscissors Rollins into the post!
Mysterio uses Rollins’ pliers but Rollins gets away! Mysterio decides to bring out a table, and a toolbox!? Mysterio has rebar and swings it at Rollins! Rollins gets clear, hurries out to the other side, and looks under the ring. Mysterio grabs at Rollins but gets a kendo stick SMACK! Rollins gets in the ring and aims the tip, but Mysterio ducks to dropkick the legs out! Mysteiro kicks Rollins then runs, QUEBRADA! Rollins catches him, but Mysterio slips off and shoulders back. Mysterio slingshots to headscissor Rollins onto ropes! Mysterio runs, but Rollins bails out. So Mysterio drags him up by his hair, only for Rollins to shoulder into him. Rollins steps up, drags Mysterio over, and goes after buckles. Mysterio blocks the bump to hit back.
Mysterio springs up but the headscissor is blocked! Rollins pops Mysterio to his shoulder, positions him, APRON FALCON ARROW!! The crowd is freaking out while the ref checks on Mysterio. Somehow Mysterio is okay to continue but Rollins has him. Rollins digs his fingers into the good eye! Mysterio gets away but Rollins stalks him around the way. “I’m gonna get that eye!” Rollins rams Mysterio into the apron then grabs the rebar. Rollins swings but Mysterio ducks and dodges! Mysterio hurries but Rollins jabs the bar into the ribs and lower back! Rollins keeps Mysterio from getting away and wants to use the steel steps! Mysterio resists with everything he has and elbows Rollins away! Mysterio kicks low, but Rollins RAMS Mysterio into barriers!
Rollins drags Mysterio up and puts him in the ring. Rollins has the kendo stick again and wants to dig the end of it in! Mysterio holds Rollins off but Rollins stomps his ribs. Rollins throws Rollins out of the ring, Mysterio slides out and falls hard on the table he left behind! Rollins heads out after Mysterio, but Mysterio calls him a “son of a b*tch!” Rollins stomps Mysterio and says none of this would’ve happened if Mysterio had just listened. Rollins uses a chair! He wants to use a leg to destroy the eye! Mysterio resists so Rollins uses the chair to trap Mysterio against the ground! Rollins grabs at the eye! Mysterio slaps the hands away and Rollins lets off. Mysterio uses the chair for his own to JAM Rollins in the ribs! Mysterio swings, Rollins dodges, the chair hits the desk!
Rollins clubs Mysterio from behind, then grabs a pen! Mysterio dodges the pen stab! Rollins has a hook! Mysterio dodges that, then drop toeholds Rollins! Rollins hits the point of the desk! Rollins’ eyes are not out, so Mysterio must keep going. Mysterio has the chair and wants to do the same leg attack Rollins tried! Rollins kicks Mysterio away but Mysterio grabs more tools from the box. Rollins CHAIR SHOTS Mysterio on the back first! Mysterio leans against the ring but Rollins brings out spare tag rope. Rollins ties Mysterio’s arm to the bottom rope! Mysterio fights back with the free arm and then boots Rollins away! Rollins staggers into a headscissor into the POST! Rollins flounders while Mysterio frees himself.
Mysterio stalks after Rollins as he goes into the ring. Rollins grabs the kendo stick to SMACK Mysterio in the chest! Mysterio writhes while Rollins uses the stick to stand. Rollins SMACKS Mysterio again! The crowd boos but Rollins spots Mysterio on the apron. Rollins wedges the kendo stick into the post and brings Mysterio up. The crowd rallies as Rollins says it didn’t have to be this way. “Open your eyes!” Mysterio avoids the stick and hits back! Mysterio enziguris Rollins, goes up top, and leaps for the seated senton! Mysterio keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl headscissors and a basement dropkick! The crowd is fired up as Mysterio climbs up top. Mysterio leaps again, FROG SPLASH! Rollins writhes but Mysterio gets to his feet.
Mysterio digs his thumbs at Rollins’ eyes! Rollins pushes Mysterio away, runs in but into a boot! Mysterio runs and rolls but Rollins makes it an alley-oop bomb! Mysterio is down and Rollins grits his teeth. Rollins watches Mysterio crawl, he runs in, but no Curb Stomp! Mysterio runs, tornado DDT’s! Rollins rolls to the apron and flops to the floor. Mysterio eggs Rollins on, grabs the kendo stick, but Rollins clubs him on the back. Rollins Electric Chairs Mysterio, but Mysterio SMACKS the stick against Rollins’ face! Mysterio sunset BOMBS Rollins into barriers! Both men are down but the crowd is thunderous! Mysterio gets up first and back into the ring. Mysterio builds speed to slide and sunset BOMB Rollins again!!
Rollins is down but Mysterio sits up. The crowd cheers Mysterio on as he grabs the kendo stick. Mysterio BREAKS it to have a jagged piece of bamboo! Rollins is on the apron, Mysterio has the piece! Mysterio digs it into Rollins’ eye!! Rollins gets the bamboo away but what about his eye?! No blood or eye, so Mysterio gives Rollins a 619!! Rollins clutches his face but there’s still no blood or eye. Mysterio brings Rollins up, but Rollins turns things around! The steel steps come back into play, but Mysterio slips out to STEAL THE STOMP!! Rollins is down but this isn’t over yet. Mysterio stands, Rollins takes off the eye patch to show the damaged eye. “You’re no messiah, Seth.” Mysterio drags Rollins to the steel steps!!
Rollins tries but he can’t fight it off! The steps come so close to his eye but Rollins mule kick LOW BLOWS Mysterio! Rollins SUPERKICKS Mysterio against barriers! Rollins aims, and CURB STOMPS Mysterio down! The crowd boos but Rollins crawls to Mysterio. “You did this to yourself, Rey!” They go back to the steel steps! Rollins wants to finish this and Mysterio fights with everything he can but it doesn’t look to be enough! Rollins is going to go after the already bad right eye! Mysterio’s eye is being dug in! Rollins lets off. When Mysterio turns around, Rollins is sick to his stomach! The eye is OUT!! Rollins wins!!
Winner: Seth Rollins
Mysterio’s son, Dominik, and medics rush out. The eye is out and needs to be put back in! Rollins actually VOMITS over seeing the eye! The medics help Mysterio up the ramp, with Dominik following behind. Everyone is speechless, and even Rollins isn’t sure what to make of this. The crowd boos at Rollins as he awkwardly leaves. Was the greater good worth what Rollins just did to another human being?
Backstage interview with Bayley.
A “nefarious” victory for the champ, but we all look up to Rey Mysterio. Bayley is in shock like we all are. She isn’t sure if he’ll get a chance to see this video, but she wants him to know, “You’re not seeing double!” She is STILL #BayleyDosStraps! CLINK CLINK! And now, she introduces the Legit Boss, the Blueprint and soon to be another double champion, Sasha Banks! That’s how you do an introduction, Kayla! Any more questions? Doesn’t matter! Bayley has annihilated everyone left on the roster! Go check on Nikki, she might be hurt. And then when Sasha wins, they’ll hold all the gold and all will be right in the world. Bring the champagne, put it on ice at ringside, it’s time to celebrate! Will it really be that easy for these two to take over?
Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka w/ Kairi Sane VS Sasha Banks w/ Bayley!
The Golden Role Models still have all the belts they came in with but are looking to add one more! Will the Empress of Tomorrow deny what The Boss considers destiny? Or are we about to witness the rise of #DoubleDoubleChampChamps?
The introductions are made, the Raw title is raised, and the fate of the WWE Women’s Division is on the line!
Asuka and Sasha circle but the crowd is on Asuka’s side. Sasha and Asuka tie up, go around, and end up in a corner. The ref counts, Sasha pushes Asuka across the way into the other corner. The ref counts again but Sasha pie faces Asuka as she breaks. Asuka and Sasha circle again and tie up. Sasha headlocks and grinds Asuka down, but Asuka fights up. Sasha throws big knees, headlocks again but Asuka fights back. Asuka powers out, follows Sasha, but Sasha spins Asuka around to throw her down by her hair! Bayley is the only one cheering as Sasha looms over Asuka. Asuka KICKS Sasha back! Asuka fires off fast strikes then shoves Sasha, but Sasha turns the pop-up knee into a takedown! BANK STATEMENT!
Asuka scrambles and reaches for ropes, but Sasha lets her go just to stomp away on the hands! Asuka gets up but Sasha BOOTS her down, then basement Meteoras! Cover, TWO! Sasha keeps on Asuka with a double knuckle lock cover, TWO! Kairi cheers on “Asuka-nee” but Sasha puts the shoulders down. TWO as Asuka gets the other arm up. Sasha goes again, TWO as Asuka bridges! Sasha drops on Asuka for another cover, TWO! Sasha tries again, Asuka flips Sasha around and gets the ARMBAR! Sasha rolls and rolls to the ropebreak! Asuka lets go fast and Sasha is on the apron. Asuka brings her up but Sasha forearms back! Sasha knuckle locks, climbs and jumps to arm-drag Asuka away! Asuka gets up, Sasha CHOPS her! Asuka eggs Sasha on and Sasha chops again! And again!
Sasha fires off furious palm strikes then knees low. Sasha tries the arm-drag again but gets a KNEE! Kairi and the crowd cheer as Asuka aims at Sasha. Asuka runs, to HIP ATTACK Sasha down! Bayley is worried as Sasha is down. Asuka goes out to drag Sasha back up and into the ring, but Sasha spins to tiger feint Asuka down! Asuka climbs up, Sasha runs to SUNSET FLIP! Asuka holds onto ropes, fights the hands off, and STOMPS Sasha in the chest! Asuka then sliding KNEES Sasha down! The crowd and Kairi are fired up for Asuka as she drags Sasha up. Asuka puts Sasha back in, and then chicken wings! Sasha arm-drags Asuka off the lock and into buckles! Sasha runs to meteora Asuka into the buckles! Then Sasha hotshots the arm on the crossbar! Cover, TWO!
Asuka still lives, Sasha goes after Asuka’s arms! Sasha pulls on the wrist and fingers while standing on the other hand. Asuka endures as Sasha tortures the joins. The ref reprimands, Sasha lets go, and Asuka sits up in the corner. Kairi and the crowd rally up but Sasha drags Asuka around. Asuka hits back with body shots and a shove, but Sasha tilt-o-whirls to a mount! Sasha has the mounted armbar then grabs the other arm. It’s an inverted motorcycle stretch as Sasha makes the arms meet! And she sneaks pulling on the fingers literally behind Asuka’s back. Sasha then uses Danielson Stomps to put Asuka down! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives and the crowd keeps cheering her own. Sasha tells Asuka to give up but Asuka shouts, “NEVER!”
Sasha KNEES Asuka to the corner, throws fast hands, then turns Asuka sideways for the STOCK DROP! Then a BIGGER drop! Cover, TWO!! Asuka survives and endures the pain in her ribs, but Sasha starts giving her kicks. Sasha grabs both arms again for that modified stretch. Asuka endures as the crowd continues to rally. Asuka fights up, but Sasha does more stomps! Asuka keeps her shoulders up off the mat to kick and kick and kick back! Asuka stands to keep kicking! Sasha blocks one to spin Asuka but Asuka ducks to BACK HAND! Sasha flounders all the way to a corner and the crowd is fired up again. Asuka runs corner to corner but Sasha goes up to Nightshade Asuka into buckles! Bayley is relieved and Sasha is up top, but Asuka kicks her legs out! DRAPING CODE BREAKER!
Both women are down but stirring. Sasha and Asuka grab at each other feebly as Kairi coaches Asuka up. Sasha goes to the apron but Asuka fires up and runs! Asuka hip attacks but misses, Sasha KICKS her back! Sasha then grabs Asuka in a waistlock! Asuka holds ropes for dear life, elbows Sasha away, then blocks a kick to put Sasha in the ropes! Asuka fires off forearms and wants the suplex like Sasha. Sasha elbows Asuka off, slips under, and BOMBS Asuka into the Plexiglas!! The crowd boos as Sasha drags Asuka up and into the ring. Sasha climbs up top, aims at Asuka in the drop zone, and FROG SPLASHES! Cover, TWO!! Asuka still lives, but Sasha gets the BANK STATEMENT!
Sasha cranks hard, Asuka reaches, gets an arm free, and crawls for ropes! ROPEBREAK! Sasha lets go at 4, and is growing further frustrated with Asuka. Sasha joins Asuka on the apron, and tells Asuka she is the greatest ever. But Asuka doesn’t care, she throws forearms! POP-UP KNEE! Sasha flops down, Asuka fires up and brings Sasha up on the ropes! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Sasha swing, into another GERMAN! Asuka fires off kick after kick, then runs for the sliding enziguri! Cover, TWO! Sasha survives but Asuka keeps her cool. Asuka buzzsaws, Sasha blocks. Sasha kicks, Asuka blocks to GERMAN! Then HIP ATTACK! Cover, TWO! Asuka grows frustrated but Bayley is stressing out. Kairi cheers as Asuka climbs up top. Asuka aims, leaps, but the missile dropkick misses! SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO!
Both women are down in exhaustion as their tag partners coach them up. Sasha sits up first, heads for a corner, but Asuka rocks her on the top rope! Asuka climbs up to join Sasha, brings her around, but Sasha resists the superplex! Sasha clubs and elbows Asuka over and over until she flops off the corner. Sasha laughs while adjusting her position, but Asuka gets up to club her back! Asuka climbs back up, waistlocks, SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX!! But Sasha lands on her feet!? CORNER METEORA! Sasha hurries up top, but she slips off the ropes! Sasha clutches her leg, but she shouts at the ref to leave her alone! She wants to win this title! Sasha crawls to Asuka and the two start brawling with forearms!
Sasha drags Asuka up, blocks a punch and goes for a takedown! Asuka denies it, gets the chicken wing but Bayley jumps on the apron! Kairi yanks her off and they start brawling! Bayley ducks a back hand to BAYLEY2BELLY Kairi! Sasha rolls Asuka, Asuka rolls it back, but Sasha pops out! Sasha grabs, Asuka drops to victory roll, TWO! Asuka has Ssaha’s hair, drags her into the chinlock but Sasha resists the full lock. Bayley throws a title belt in! The ref grabs it, Sasha is tapping! Bayley aims, the ref shouts at Bayley, Asuka ROUNDHOUSES Bayley down! Kairi sneaks sometihng to Asuka?! Bayley drags herself out of the ring while Sasha sits up. Sasha has the tag belt and aims at Asuka! But this won’t win her the Raw title!
The ref takes the tag belt, Sasha complains, Asuka turns her around and SPITS MIST! But Sasha ducks and the ref gets hit!! Sasha grabs Asuka, Asuka spins around but Bayley BELT SHOTS Asuka from behind!! Bayley takes the ref’s shirt off him!? To put it on!? Bayley is making herself a ref! Sasha covers, Bayley counts, Sasha wins?! Bayley wants them to ring the bell but the timekeeper refuses. Bayley scares him into doing it, and takes the Raw belt away!
Winner(?): Sasha Banks
Bayley gives the belt to Sasha, but this can’t be official in any sense of the word. What is going to happen with the Raw Women’s Championship?
Charly Caruso has an update on Rey Mysterio.
Rey is going to a local medical facility where he will be treated for “traumatic globe luxation.” Absolutely horrifying to say the least, but there is good news. If the optic nerve is not severed and that the rest isn’t damaged, Mysterio can maintain his vision. Is there a chance Mysterio can still keep both eyes?
WWE World Championship, Ziggler’s Choice: Drew McIntyre VS Dolph Ziggler!
The Scottish Stud refuses to let the Show-Off take credit for his accomplishments, or to feel entitled to some kind of thank you match. Things only escalated from there and have gotten very personal. McIntyre is so confident in his victory that he is letting Ziggler choose the stipulation! Just what does Ziggler have in mind for his old friend?
McIntyre glares at Ziggler, demanding to know the stipulation. Ziggler wants the introductions first, so the introductions are made. Now Ziggler takes the mic to say, “You made a big mistake, Drew. I’m smarter than you, you underestimated me, signed the contract and let me pick the stipulation afterwards.” So here it is: The WWE World Championship will be EXTREME RULES! Wow, what a surprise. “For Dolph Ziggler only!” And NO Champion’s Advantage! If McIntyre runs away, Ziggler gets the title! If McIntyre gets himself disqualified, Ziggler gets the title! “I always told you, kid. Mine’s bigger! Now ring the bell.” The title is raised, and this one-sided extremism begins!
McIntyre and Ziggler circle, Ziggler bails out but McIntyre follows. Ziggler starts looking under the ring but hesitates. McIntyre JABS Ziggler then bumps him off the announce desk! McIntyre bumps Ziggler off the apron then POSTS him! There’s still a lot of ways to bend the normal rules for the champ! McIntyre puts Ziggler in then bumps him hard off buckles! McIntyre CHOPS Ziggler and the crowd cheers as he looms over Ziggler. McIntyre brings Ziggler up to belly2belly TOSS him! “Get up, Dolph! Get up!” Ziggler writhes as McIntyre aims, and Ziggler bails out. McIntyre follows after as Ziggler crawls. McIntyre drags Ziggler up to throw haymakers. The ring count on McIntyre begins, and Ziggler rakes McIntyre’s eyes! McIntyre gets into the ring, Ziggler gets a chair!
Ziggler aims but McIntyre blocks! McIntyre takes the chair away, tosses it, and still blocks a superkick for a SNAP belly2belly! Didn’t think that was possible. McIntyre follows Ziggler out, brings Ziggler up to CHOP him against the apron! McIntyre puts Ziggler back in before the ring count hits 5. McIntyre stands Ziggler up, Ziggler throws body shots but they do nothing. McIntyre shoves, Ziggler kicks back! Still nothing. McIntyre clotheslines Ziggler out of the ring! McIntyre stalks Ziggler, brings him up, and scoops him, only for Ziggler to slip out and POST him! Ziggler RAMS McIntyre into Plexiglas then POSTS him again! Ziggler shoves McIntyre away while he brings out a table. McIntyre gets in the ring at 6, Ziggler sets his table up but McIntyre returns.
McIntyre clubs Ziggler, drags him up, and suplexes him away from the table to hit the floor! McIntyre is frustrated at how close he was to messing up. McIntyre puts Ziggler back in, drags him up in a dead lift SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Ziggler survives and McIntyre is losing his cool. The crowd cheers McIntyre on as he looms over Ziggler. “I told you I was going to beat you until you’re unconscious, Dolph. I can do this all night.” McIntyre brings Ziggler up, Ziggler LOW BLOWS him! Ziggler is in Extreme Rules so he can get away with it! Ziggler grabs chairs from under the ring and brings them all in. Ziggler sits one up, then gives McIntyre a SMACK to the back, a JAB to the ribs and more SMACKS to the back! Chair shot after chair shot drops McIntyre to the mat.
McIntyre drags himself up using the one chair, but Ziggler SMACKS him again! McIntyre ended up in a chair vice! Then a HEAD SHOT! Cover, TWO!! McIntyre survives but has to bail out to the apron. Ziggler grins as he stalks behind McIntyre. Ziggler leaps from the apron, into McIntyre’s arms! McIntyre TOSSES Ziggler into and over the announce desk!! Commentary just gets clear while McIntyre goes back into the ring. McIntyre catches his breath and refreshes the count to clear off the announce desk! McIntyre drags Ziggler up onto the desk and looks to finish this. McIntyre wants people to move, and then bearhugs Ziggler, only for Ziggler to fight off the super belly2belly! Ziggler kicks the legs out and McIntyre hops off the desk. Ziggler SUPER FAMOUSERS McIntyre down!!
Both men are down, the ring count on McIntyre passes 5! Ziggler gets in, McIntyre drags himself in at 9! Ziggler flounders over to McIntyre but McIntyre shoves him away. McIntyre runs, Ziggler dodges but McIntyre lands on the apron. McIntyre ROCKS Ziggler, but slowly climbs the corner. Ziggler gets under the ax handle to leap on for a sleeper hold! McIntyre gets the ropes but Ziggler is not affected by ropebreaks! McIntyre starts to fade as Ziggler squeezes tighter! The crowd rallies, McIntyre gets his second wind, and throws Ziggler off! Ziggler flounders to a corner, McIntyre runs over but gets POST! Ziggler POSTS McIntyre the other way! But McIntyre still LARIATS back! Both men are down and the crowd rallies up.
McIntyre and Ziggler both go out of the ring, but McIntyre is up first. McIntyre drags Ziggler up, drops him to CATAPULT him into Plexiglas! McIntyre gets back in the ring to refresh the count before going after Ziggler again. McIntyre puts Ziggler in, wants him to stand, and runs in to elbow! Inverted Alabama SLAM! McIntyre has a thumb up, but says thumbs down. The crowd fires up and counts down with him! “THREE! TWO! ONE!” CHAIR SHOT to the leg! ZIGZAG!! Cover, TWO!!! Ziggler can’t believe McIntyre survives! Ziggler is furious as McIntyre drags himself up the ropes. Ziggler storms over but McIntyre throws Ziggler out! McIntyre follows after, drags Ziggler up but Ziggler SUPERKICKS! McIntyre ends up on the table and Ziggler climbs the corner!
Ziggler isn’t satisfied with a ring out, he SUPER MACHO ELBOWS through McIntyre AND table!! Both men are down but it’s on McIntyre to get back into the ring! Ziggler drags himself away while the count climbs to 5. McIntyre stirs at 7, stands at 8, flops over but gets in at 9.9!! Ziggler is losing his mind! Ziggler crawls in after McIntyre, grabs a chair but McIntyre HEADBUTTS! The Glasgow Kiss puts Ziggler on ropes, McIntyre drags him up into the underhooks, but Ziggler spins out and kicks a leg! FAMOUSER! McIntyre flounders up, ZIGZAG! McIntyre is up again, URENAGE onto the CHAIR! Cover, TWO!?!? McIntyre survives again and Ziggler has no idea how! “Why won’t you die?!”
McIntyre crawls in a daze but Ziggler throws a chair out at the Plexiglas. Ziggler grabs another chair and throws it aside. Then a third chair. “This is MY time!” Ziggler tunes up the band as he demands McIntyre stand. McIntyre kips up and CLAYMORES!! Cover, McIntyre wins!!
Winner: Drew McIntyre, by pinfall (still WWE World Champion)
Incredible! Ziggler had a stacked deck and yet McIntyre knocked his house of cards down! Will anyone or anything be able to stop the Scottish Psychopath?
Wyatt Swamp Fight: Braun Strowman VS Bray Wyatt!
This may not be for the WWE Universal Championship, but this is for something even more important. If the Monster Among Men wins, he can finally put his past behind him. If he loses, it may very well mean the end of his humanity. Who survives wading through the murky depths of the dark and dangerous swamp of pure evil?
Bray Wyatt sits in his rocking chair once more. A truck pulls up, and Braun Strowman gets out. Flashes of their past run through his mind as he walks up to Bray. Bray smiles as Braun says, “I’m home.” The lights go out, Bray laughs, and when the lights come back, he’s gone. Up to his old tricks again. A sign reads, “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.” Braun throws the chair at it! The laughter echoes, and Braun follows them deeper into the swamp. Wild boars run around, rabbits and buzzards make noise, and a masked minion attacks! Strowman fights that one off, and another one, and then Firefly Fun House Bray interrupts with a cheer! “Braun, Braun, he’s our man! If he can’t do it, no one can!”
Braun fights off one masked attacker but the other jumps on with a sleeper! Braun throws him off to ROCK and KNEE him down! “C’mon, Bray! Where you at?! Show your damn face!” Someone uses a shovel to SMACK Braun in the back! Braunw writhes but looks up to see… himself?! The Black Sheep looms over Braun and smiles! And then SMACKS Braun in the head!
When Braun comes to, he’s back in the old shack, chained to a rocking chair. The creepy dolls and sheep masks laugh at him. Braun realizes he’s stuck and tries to break free. Bray walks in, the old familiar song playing. “Let me out of these chains, you bastard!” Bray puts the lantern down to officially welcome Bruan home. Does he like what Bray did with the place? Braun hates Bray. Tell Bray all about it. Braun wants to hurt Bray, huh? But he can’t hurt what’s already dead! “And man, have I missed you!” This Bray has been watching. And he’s proud of what he’s become. The people love Braun, and it gets Bray’s heart racing. Bray knows Braun’s success is borrowed and temporary. When his 15 minutes are up, what will the people think of him? Who will have his back? Bray knows the answer.
Braun can’t see where he’s belong. He doesn’t care what Braun thinks, he just wants Braun to understand he isn’t Braun’s enemy! “Can’t you see the human race is a bacteria? Is an infection?” Braun is like Bray: he’s special. But he doesn’t understand. That’s why Braun needs Bray. They could be GODS and RULE! The people will bow down! Societies crumble, governments fall, and there they will be as prophesied! Does Braun know where Bray’s been? Braun doesn’t care, he’ll just send Bray back to hell where he belongs! Bray has been to places worse than Braun can ever imagine! Bray was stuck down a dark hole, watching the world through his own eyes, unable to control his own body!
But now, this Bray is back and it feels so good! “Look, Daddy! I got my wings back!” Bray ain’t going back! Braun is a weapon, Bray is the wielder! Bray knows what he is supposed to do. But in order for Braun to be the monster he is destined to be, Bray must destroy the one he’s become. Braun vows to never go back to doing his bidding! Bray wants to show Braun something really scary. Sister Abigail walks in with a snake! It BITES Braun!! “Come home.”
A fire burns. Braun walks over it to fight more masked minions. He clubs and kicks and knees them down, but then another minion swings a shovel! Braun ducks and dodges and fights over the shovel with the man, and Braun takes it for his own! Braun breaks the shovel handle and SMASHES the minion with the head! The man ends up in the fire and starts to burn! Braun laughs at the main as he runs around, but Braun tries to fight it, too. “Braun~!” A voice calls to him. “You don’t need to do this. Run. Come home, Braun.” Sister Abigail is actually… Alexa Bliss?! He knows he’s always wanted her. Just follow her home. This is what he’s always wanted, right? This can be his life. Just come home. No, it’s a trick! And then Bray attacks!! Bray goes after Braun’s eyes!!
Braun breaks free to CHOKE SLAM Bray into a boat! The boat’s motor takes it down the way. Has Braun broken Bray? Wait, the boat is coming back. How did it turn around? Braun watches the boat come back to the dock, wades through the water to check it, and it’s empty. Then who…? Bray emerges from the water and hits Braun with an oar! Bray goes to drown Braun in the swamp water!! Braun fights, the threat of gators around the corner! But eventually, Braun stomps fighting back. Wait, he emerges! Braun gasps and sputters and gets to the dock ladder. Braun drags himself up out of the water, flops onto the deck, but hears someone else laughing. And then, Bray stands over him with the oar!
Bray smacks him with the oar and throws forearms but Braun hits back. Braun stalks Bray but Bray hits him with an ax handle! Bray hits Braun over and over and over and over! Bray roars into the night, and then says, “Look what you made me do.” But Braun stands?! Bray laughs but Braun BOOTS him through the deck railing into the water! Bray doesn’t come back up. Braun kneels to look closer at the water, and says it’s over. Or is it? Bray reaches up with the MANDIBLE CLAW and drags Braun in!! Braun fights up but Bray drags him back down again! One last bubble, but now BRAY is the one fighting to get out of the water? Where are they? More bubbles, and now we’re in red water? Is someone bleeding? THE FIEND emerges!! “LET ME IN.” Bray wins the Swamp Fight, but did he lose control of himself again?
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Wow, this Extreme Rules was actually really good! There were a lot of things fans were worried about, but I don’t think any of those things happened. Kevin VS Murphy was pretty good but pretty fast for a kickoff show match I didn’t know was happening. And it worked a bit in story so that there would be no interference during the Eye for an Eye match. That match as a match was really great, even with the concept of getting an eye out of the socket. I may have blinked or looked down for a moment but I didn’t see a fake eye or whatever, only Rollins selling how traumatic that is to see. Rollins’ vomiting was a great touch, not sure if that was kayfabe barf or worked shoot barfing on command. Great touch, though, as was “removing” the already damaged eye. Now Mysterio won’t be completely blind in kayfabe.
It was great to see D-Von as part of the kickoff show, and naturally he was here to put over the table match. That table match was incredible, innovative, and went completely the other way than expected. WWE defies the math to great effect, and WOW Kofi going through two vertically arranged tables was insane. Cesaro and Nakamura being tag champions is a great move, and will freshen up things on SmackDown, though I’m not entirely sure who steps up to face them. The Usos are out of tag action while Jimmy recovers from injury and I can’t see New Day having a rematch unless Xavier Woods is miraculously ready to return. Miz & Morrison are strongly Heel though fans do like the guys. Heavy Machinery or Lucha House Party are probably the only ones that could even work a program with them, which is actually pretty good for those two.
It was a shame Apollo couldn’t make it to the PPV, I was looking forward to his match with MVP. They did a good job adjusting with the promo and the second unofficial crowning of MVP as champion. Hopefully whatever reason Apollo isn’t wrestling clears up and we can get this match to crown the undisputed United States Champion. Maybe it’ll be a match for SummerSlam, perhaps a ladder match so you have to pull down the shiny new belt. Meanwhile, MVP can also continue his recruitment of Cedric Alexander and we see how that story goes. McIntyre VS Ziggler was also really good, and I didn’t expect Ziggler to use his choice like that. Though in a way, Ziggler looks like a doofus not being able to finish McIntyre off with all those advantages. I’m very curious to see who rises up to be McIntyre’s next contender, but it feels a lot like Randy Orton after we see the “Unsanctioned” match with Big Show tomorrow.
I really liked how Bliss-Cross and Kabuki Warriors had their pep talk backstage. Both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championship matches were great stuff, and each finish had a lot of controversy that both does and doesn’t hurt those involved. In a way, it feels like Kairi jinxed Nikki. Sasha was obviously a big key to Bayley retaining, which is good Heel work, and Nikki probably had the best singles match since the Last Woman Standing with Asuka in NXT. Bayley doing her part in returning the favor was good stuff, not quite how I had been expecting things to go but really creative. I didn’t expect Bayley to pretend to be a ref, and clearly her call shouldn’t count. Raw can be made even bigger tomorrow night with a rematch. Maybe a ladder match so that it’s about possession of the title.
Then the Swamp Fight was a lot of great stuff, too. Not really sure what was up with the masked minions, though. Couldn’t they wear sheep masks to keep continuity? Braun trying to stop himself from laughing at the one guy’s pain and Sister Abigail taking the form of Alexa to tempt Braun were great details to speak to Braun’s character. There are things he wants to be and doesn’t want to be, so it gives real depth to him. I also liked the promo part in the middle, with Bray framing the “Three Faces of Foley” situation as split personalities or even spiritual possession, as if the other two are these spirits within him. It works given the very, very end of the show, where old Bray does beat Braun, only for him to be dragged down into the water by The Fiend. Braun’s nightmare is coming true, but also this is going to be the tiebreaker at SummerSlam. Braun beat Firefly, lost to Eater of Worlds, but it’ll all be on the line against Bray’s strongest form.
My Score: 8.9/10
Mitchell’s NJPW WTL X Super Jr. Tag Results & Report! (12/7/22)
The Super Jr. Tag League penultimate round!
The Super Juniors are so close, they can almost taste it!
NJPW continues on and the Super Jr. Tag League is almost done! Is it inevitable that Ace Austin & Chris Bey are finalists in the tournament? Or will they get burned by the #GLEATSAUCE?
- Yuto Nakashima & Ryohei Oiwa VS Oskar Leube & Kosei Fujita; Leube & Fujita win.
- Six Man Tag: Suzuki-Gun VS Bullet Club; Suzuki-Gun wins.
- 8 Man Tag: Toru Yano, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomoaki Honma & Master Wato VS Los Ingobernables de Japon; LIJ wins.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight VS TJP & Francesco Akira; TJP & Akira win.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Ryusuke Taguchi & Clark Connors VS YOH & Lio Rush; Yoh & Lio win.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru VS SHO & Dick Togo; Douki & Kanemaru win.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask VS BUSHI & Titán; Bushi & Titán win.
- Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Alex Zayne & El Lindaman VS Ace Austin & Chris Bey; win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Here are the current Super Jr. Tag League standings!
Austin & Bey: 6-1, 12 points
Bushi & Titan: 5-2, 10 points
TJP & Akira: 5-2, 10 points
Yoh & Lio: 5-2, 10 points
Zayne & Lindaman: 5-2, 10 points
Taguchi & Connors: 3-4, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
Eagles & Tiger Mask: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Douki & Kanemaru: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
KUSHIDA & Knight: 1-6, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Sho & Dick: 1-6, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight VS TJP & Francesco Akira!
The Time Jet may be out of the running, but they could use this moment to turn it all around! Will Kushida & Knight find #Time2Fly? Or will Catch 2/2 not be denied their spot in the finals?
The Orchestrator, Gideon Grey, is here to make the introductions for the Public Enemy & Nova Fireball. The teams sort out and fans applaud as Knight starts against TJP. Fans rally as the two circle. TJP avoids Knight’s rush at the legs, gets around to a waistlock, but Knight switches. TJP sits, pries at the hold, but Knight brings him up to SLAM him down! Knight floats to a facelock, TJP rolls but Knight stays with him, but TJP slips away. Fans applaud this opening exchange and the two reset. Knight and TJP circle, knuckle lock, and TJP spins to wrench and wrangle Knight with a top wristlock.
Knight rolls, stands, TJP wrenches his arm again. Knight rolls, handsprings and wrenches back! Fans applaud while TJP works on a return. TJP rolls, spins, cartwheels, but Knight stops the headscissors to CHOP! Fans applaud as TJP staggers to ropes. Knight CHOPS TJP again, then whips TJP to ropes. They RAM shoulders but neither man falls. Knight flexes and fans applaud. TJP runs, they RAM shoulders again and Knight stays up. Knight says TJP doesn’t have it, but TJP kicks low! TJP runs, but Knight hurdles over! TJP rebounds, and he blocks the hip toss into a cobra twist! Fans applaud while Knight endures.
TJP drops for a ground cobra cradle, TWO! Knight whips, TJP stops himself and comes back to tie Knight’s one arm up, and he YANKS Knight’s other arm back! Fans applaud while TJP drags Knight away. Tag to Akira and Catch 2/2 mug Knight. They double whip but Knight DOUBLE FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES them down! Fans fire up as Knight brings Akira up. Knight wrenches Akira, tags Kushida, and he hands off the wrench. Kushida wrenches to a wristlock, then tags Knight back in. They hand off the wrench again, tag, and then hand it off again! Kushida CLUBS Akira’s arm, wrangles him down, and traps the arm to TWIST!
Fans applaud as Kushida drags Akira up to wrench again. Tag to Knight, they hand off the wrench again and again and again! Then they double snapmare to double knee drop both arms! Fans applaud but TJP runs in! Into a drop toehold and PENALTY KICK to the arm! Kushida & Knight secret handshake, then they double whip TJP to a corner. Then they double whip Akira into TJP! Kushida runs in to back elbow sandwich the champs! Knight runs in to STINGER SPLASH SANDWICH the champs! Knight pushes Akira aside to whip TJP corner to corner. TJP goes up and over, Akira returns for a RAILGUN DROPKICK!
Fans rally as Akira drags Knight up to CLUB him on the neck. Akira stomps Knight in the corner and digs his boots in! The ref counts, Akira stops at 4, then tags TJP. Catch 2/2 drag Knight up, they double whip him to ropes, and SOBAT, KICK, KICK and BASEMENT SHOTGUN! Cover, TWO! TJP sits Knight up to KNEE him in the back! TJP drops knees on the arm, then on a leg. Then TJP has the leg for a standing toehold. Knight endures, even as TJP twists the ankle! Fans rally, Knight fights up and stands. TJP stays clear of the haymakers but Knight breaks free. Knight kicks with the other way but TJP blocks it!
TJP slips around, but Knight ENZIGURIS TJP down! Fans rally, Akira grabs Knight’s legs but Knight kicks him away. But TJP runs past Knight to BLAST Kushida! Knight run sin but TJP goes up and over to get a TARANTULA! Akira intercepts Kushida at the apron for a TARANTULA! Fans fire up for the double shoutout to Tajiri, and Catch 2/2 lets off as the ref counts. Akira returns to his corner, TJP stalks Knight and fans rally up. TJP drags Knight up, scoops and SLAMS him, then goes to the apron. Slingshot SENTON! Tag to Akira, and he runs to go up the Electric Chair! “Take Picture!” But Knight JET FLIGHT DROPKICKS Akira down!
Fans fire up while all three men are down! Knight crawls, hot tag to Kushida! Kushida climbs up and AX HANDLES TJP down! Kushida KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Akira, then whips him to ropes. Akira reverses but Kushida FLYING FOREARMS! Kushida dodges to PELE! TJP kicks Kushida, runs, but into a hip toss! Cartwheel, basement dropkick! Fans fire up with Kushida and he winds up, but Akira blocks the Buzzsaw! Akira whips Kushida to ropes, but Kushida reverses. Akira sunset flips but Kushida stays up! Kushida has the arm, for an ARMBAR! The fans fire up as Kushida pulls back, but Akira rolls to the ROPEBREAK!
Kushida lets go quickly and fans rally up. They clap for “KU-SHI-DA!” as he wrenches Akira’s arm to an ELBOW BREAKER! Kushida aims, but Akira dodges the Penalty Kick! Akira CHOPS, but Kushida ROCKS! Akira SUPERKICKS, but Kushida SHOTEIS! Fans fire up while both men are down! Kushida crawls, hot tag to Knight! Knight hurries after Akira, brings him up and whips him to a corner. Knight runs in and Kushida runs in from the apron, SPLASH ENZIGURI COMBO! Knight hoists Akira up top, climbs up after him, but TJP gets in! TJP Electric Chair Lifts Knight, but Kushida HANDSPRING KICKS Akira!
Knight fights free of TJP while Kushida has a KIMURA on Akira! TJP lets Knight go to go after Kushida! TJP has the Electric Chair Lift, but Kushida fights free to get the HOVERBOARD KIMURA! Knight jumps to SUPER STEINER Akira! Fans fire up and Knight leaps, SATELLITE DDT!! Cover, TJP SLAMS Kushida onto it! Fans fire up while Kushida throws TJP out. Knight drags Akira up, fans clap “TIME TO FLY!” They double suplex but Akira fights it. Akira ROCKS and CHOPS on repeat! But Knight knees low! Time2Fly double whip but Akira shotguns the clothesline apart! And TJP runs in to DOUBLE BULLDOG!
Fans fire up and TJP blocks a kick to spin around, LEG CAPTURE BACK SUPLEX for Knight! Kushida DECKS TJP! Akira GERMAN SUPLEXES Kushida! Knight SLIDING SHOULDERS Akira down! Fans are thunderous as all four men are down! Knight sits up, he brings TJP up but TJP throws a forearm. Knight forearms back, so TJP forearms again. The forearms keep going, then TJP UPPERCUTS! Knight UPPERCUTS in return! The forearms return, Knight gets the edge! Knight runs, into a ROLLING SOBAT! TJP runs, ducks a lariat and SUPERKICKS! TJP runs, into a DROPKICK! Knight kips up and fans fire up again!
Knight runs corner to corner at TJP, but TJP goes up and over! TORNADO DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Knight is still in this and fans are thunderous! TJP drags Knight to a drop zone, goes up the corner, but Knight is up! Knight springs up to join TJP, he throws body shots, but TJP hits back. Fans rally as TJP slips under and trips Knight! Knight is in a Tree of Woe, TJP helps Akira walk the tightrope, for a MISSILE WOE DROPKICK! Knight is down in another drop zone and TJP goes back up! MAMBA SPLASH!! Cover, but Kushida breaks it! Kushida CLUBS Akira, CLUBS TJP, then BUZZSAWS Akira! Kushida runs, but into an ALLEY-OOP!
Fans fire up as Catch 2/2 sit Knight up! 2 BY 2!! Cover, Catch 2/2 win!
Winners: TJP & Francesco Akira, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Kushida & Knight earn 0)
That’s two more points for a dozen total! Will the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions prove they are THE best tag team in the division?
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Ryusuke Taguchi & Clark Connors VS YOH & Lio Rush!
The Wild Hips haven’t had much luck in the league, but they’re not giving up! Will Taguchi & Connors stampede through Direct Drive & The Bad Child? Or will the Men of the Hour still have time on the clock?
Taguchi and Connors reach into their bags, and they have beer again! Fans applaud, and the Wild Hips offer some to Yoh & Lio. Really? Right now? Sure! Think of it like a party. Fans applaud but Yoh & Lio aren’t sure, they’re technically working. Yoh and Lio take a can each, Connors & Taguchi crack theirs open and drink. Fans applaud, it’s now or never for Lio & Yoh. They argue it out, but Lio says his stomach doesn’t feel good. Connors understands and fans applaud. The beers are put aside for now, and the teams sort out. Lio starts with Connors and fans rally up at the bell. Lio and Connors circle, feel things out, and knuckle lock.
Connors shoots in but Lio sprawls and facelocks. Connors slips out to facelock and then waistlock then back to a facelock. Lio slips out to waistlock, they stand up, and Connors pries free to switch. Connors drags Lio down, goes back for a facelock, but Lio switches that onto Connors. Connors fights back up, throws a knee, and fans applaud as Connors headlocks. Lio powers up and out but Connors runs him over! Fans applaud again and Connors runs the ropes. Lio drops, then redirects to whip Connors. Connors redirects, too, and then again! Lio handsprings to dodge, then he mule kicks and ENZIGURIS! Fans fire up and Lio covers, TWO!
Lio has the fans rally up, and Lio wrenches Connors’ arm. Tag to Yoh, they double whip Connors and double kick. Yoh whips Lio but Connors avoids the scissor kick! Lio whips Yoh now but Connors avoids Yoh to rebound and run them both over! Fans fire up with Connors and he calls to Taguchi. Taguchi hops in, Connors EuroUppers Yoh. Yoh is in one corner, Lio is in the other and the Wild Hips combine. WHIP HIP into Lio! WHIP HIP into Yoh! And then another for Lio! And another for Yoh! Then Taguchi WHIP HIPS Connors into Lio, and then WHIP HIPS him into Yoh! Fans fire up as the Wild Hips butt bump.
Taguchi sets up on the corner and Connors brings Yoh around. But Yoh reverses and sends Connors into the Funky Weapon! Lio returns to LARIAT Connors down! Taguchi hops down and runs at Yoh, but Yoh atomic drops the hip attack! Yoh scoops and SLAMS Taguchi, then he and Lio hook Taguchi’s legs into the ropes! Not quite a Tree of Woe, more a Bush of Woe. Fans rally as Lio and Yoh fire up. They hook up, ROLLING DIVING HEADBUTT into the Bush! Fans fire up while Taguchi flops over. Yoh drags Taguchi to the apron, and he uses the ropes in a Paradise Lock!? Yoh learned a form of Paradise!
Connors returns but Yoh kicks him down. Yoh drags Connors up to ROCK him with a forearm, and then stomp him in the corner. Tag to Lio, he and Yoh double whip Connors to DOUBLE ELBOW! Then Lio runs to get a wheelbarrow boost from Yoh, WHEELBARROW SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Lio taunts Taguchi then clamps onto Connors with a sleeper and body scissors! Yoh plays defense, but Taguchi can’t get free anyway. Connors fights up with Lio as a backpack, and he RAMS Lio into the corner! Yoh tags in, Connors hurries to his corner, but he can’t tag Taguchi like that! Lio whips Connors to the corner, Yoh & Lio mug him!
Yoh & Lio drag Connors up again, throw forearms and haymakers, then Yoh has Connors on ropes. Yoh throws more forearms, puts him back in the corner, but Connors fights back with forearms and elbows! Fans rally, Connors crawls, but Lio drags him up for a BIG back suplex! Fans rally, Yoh & Lio drag Connors up and double whip. Connors ELBOWS Yoh away but Lio kicks him low. Lio runs, Connors drops and POUNCES Lio into Yoh, and Yoh falls on Taguchi! Taguchi’s free from Paradise! Fans fire up as Connors hurries over, hot tag to Taguchi! Taguchi fires up, and he HIP ATTACKS Yoh at the ropes! Then HIP ATTACKS Lio at the ropes!
Taguchi keeps going, another HIP ATTACK for Yoh! Another HIP ATTACK for Lio! Baseball slide and APRON HIP for Yoh! Fans fire up and Taguchi takes aim from the apron. Springboard and MISSILE HIP! Taguchi covers, TWO! Taguchi drags Yoh up but Yoh swings, into a waistlock. Yoh elbows free, runs, but Taguchi follows! Yoh catches the hip attack into a waistlock, but Taguchi elbows free. Taguchi fakes Yoh out into running into a HIP ATTACK! Fans fire up and Taguchi runs side to side! PEOPLE’S T-BAG!! Cover, TWO!! Yoh survives and fans fire up. Taguchi calls upon the powers of Strong Style! “ORYA~!”
But Lio gets in the way, and offers the beer! He wants to have the drink now? Lio gets the fans to applaud for it, and they crack open the beers. They drink, and Lio hits a STUNNER on Taguchi! Lio laughs at Taguchi falling for it, then he HAANDSPRING KICKS Connors off the apron! Lio hurries to get another drink of beer, then he builds speed! But then Lio feels queasy! Connors runs in to SPEAR Lio down! Fans fire up, Connors drags Yoh up but Yoh throws forearms! Yoh ROCKS Taguchi, UPPERCUTS Connors, but runs into DOUBLE HIP ATTACKS! The Wild Hips combine their powers, take a drink, and show the RED UNDIES! CROSS HIPS!!! Cover, Lio breaks it!!
Fans fire up and Connors throws Lio out. Taguchi stands back up and fans rally. Taguchi stands Yoh up, to ENZIGURI! Fans fire up and Taguchi drags Yoh up into chicken wings! But Yoh wheelbarrows and victory rolls, only for Taguchi to sit on it! TWO!!! But Taguchi has OH MY GAH ANKLE!! Yoh flails, reaches out, moves around, and Connors keeps Lio on the outside! Yoh scrambles to get a BEER! Yoh stands up to make Taguchi drink!! Taguchi chugs, Yoh shakes him up!! Taguchi is dizzy now, but he SPITS the beer! He’s gone from The Rock to The Game! Taguchi kicks low, runs, but into 3K!!!! Cover, the Men of the Hour win!!
Winners: Yoh & Lio Rush, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Taguchi & Connors earn 0)
It’s all about the game and how you play it, but the Wild Hips got beat at their own game! Will Yoh & Lio close in on that outside shot to the finals?
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru VS SHO & Dick Togo!
Japones Del Mal & The Heel Master got the biggest win they could by beating the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions! Will that momentum help them finish strong? Or will the House of Torture ruin things for them right before the end?
Both sides argue about the other needing to be thoroughly checked. After all, Douki has the pipe and Kanemaru has the whiskey, but the Murder Machine has a wrench and the Spoiler has his choker. But for now, the teams sort out and Dick starts against Kanemaru. Fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, Dick powers Kanemaru to ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Kanemaru dodges the sucker punch and tells the ref that’s what he was talking about! Dick apologizes, and offers a handshake. Kanemaru says don’t even bother with that. Dick shakes Sho’s hand and Sho hops in to shake the ref’s hand. Dick also shakes the ref’s hand.
Douki steps in and the House of Torture offers him a handshake, too. Douki & Kanemaru reach out to accept, but then they block the cheap kicks! Douki throws Sho’s foot into Dick, then he throws Sho out while Kanemaru rolls Dick up! TWO!! Dick escapes, Douki goes out after Sho while Kanemaru stalks Dick to the corner. Dick pokes Kanemaru in the eye! Dick then whips corner to corner but Kanemaru reverses. Dick BOOTS Kanemaru, runs, but into a dropkick to the legs! Tag to Douki, Suzuki-Gun SMASH both knees! Cover, TWO! Douki stomps Dick around, then puts the leg on the ropes for a HIP DROP!
Fans rally while Douki drags Dick up. Douki kicks low, whips Dick to ropes, then runs in, only to be put on the apron. Dick swings but Douki shoulders into him. But Sho trips Douki up! Dick BLASTS Kanemaru, Sho stomps Douki around by commentary. Sho drags Douki up, brings him all the way to the back wall, rakes the eyes, and then goes into the rear stage area! Sho sends Douki into the wall! Dick keeps after Kanemaru while Sho whips Douki at the edge! Douki keeps from falling, he turns around and Sho BOOTS him off the stage! Fans applaud as Sho stands tall. Sho stomps Douki in front of the back row, then says to turn our attention back to ringside.
The ring count starts while Dick waits on Douki. Sho wants the count to go faster, and then he touches the Super Jr. Tag League trophy. Fans rally as Douki stands, and he hurries up the aisle! We’re at 12 of 20, Sho gets on the mic to shout that this is over! Sho rings the bell himself! The ref tells Sho no, but Sho makes the ref raise his hand in victory. Doukik returns! But Sho and Dick mug him! The ref reprimands them, counts, but both Sho and Dick let off at 4. Douki fights up but Dick fights off the scoop. Dick throws body shots and he CLUBS Douki down! Dick scoops and SLAMS Douki down! Dick then clamps onto Douki’s arms for a motorcycle stretch!
Fans rally as Douki endures and reaches out. Douki gets the ROPEBREAK, and Dick lets off. Dick scrapes his sole on Douki’s face, then he tags Sho. Sho runs to BLAST Kanemaru, then he and Dick mug Douki. Douki hits back but Sho rakes the eyes! Sho shoves Douki down, brings him back up, and throws him out of the ring. Sho distracts the ref so Dick can ROCK Douki! Dick puts Douki back in for Sho to ROPE GUILLOTINE! Cover, the ref refuses because of shenanigans. Sho stomps Douki then covers, TWO! Fans fire up while Sho is upset with the ref. Sho drags Douki back up but Douki throws forearms! Sho rakes the eyes!
The ref reprimands but Sho grins as he brings Douki up again. Douki blocks the suplex and fans rally. Sho powers Douki up but Douki fights it. Douki powers Sho up, but Sho bends Douki’s fingers! Sho suplexes but Douki slips out! Douki waistlocks but Sho elbows free. Sho runs, but into a FLYING HEADBUTT! Fans fire up while both men are down again! Sho and Douki crawl, hot tag to Kanemaru! Kanemaru stomps on Sho then BLASTS Dick! Kanemaru whips, Sho reverses but Kanemaru dropkicks the legs out! Kanemaru drags Sho up, SHIN BREAKER and then a dropkick to the legs! Kanemaru steps through for a FIGURE FOUR!
Sho endures the leglock and Kanemaru trashes about! Dick gets in to stomp away on Kanemaru! The hold is undone but the ref reprimands Dick. Kanemaru drags Sho around, stomps the legs, but Sho bends the fingers! So Kanemaru rakes Sho’s eyes! The ref reprimands them both, Kanemaru kicks Sho and runs. But Sho uses the ref as a shield! Sho then runs but now Kanemaru uses the ref as a shield! Kanemaru kicks low, ELBOWS Sho in the head, then runs, but Dick gets a cheap shot in! Sho SPEARS Kanemaru down! Tag to Dick and the House of Torture stomps away on Kanemaru. They whip him corner to corner, then Sho runs in.
Kanemaru dodges Sho, kicks Dick and sends him into Sho! ENZIGURI for Dick! Fans fire up while all three are down! Douki calls out and Kanemaru heads that way! Hot tag to Douki! Douki goes up to CROSSBODY! Dick staggers up, Douki dodges him to springboard BACK ELBOW! Douki drags Dick into the drop zone, for a RUNNING DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Douki drags Dick up and hooks him up! But Dick fights the Gory Especial to snapmare and ghost pin! TWO! CROSSFACE!! Fans rally while Douki endures! Douki reaches out, claws his way over, but Dick rolls him way!
But Douki slips out to waistlock! He baits Dick into a double pump handle and he flips Dick over! Douki then rolls Dick into ITALIAN STRETCH #32! Fans fire up while Dick endures! But then Sho drags the ref out! Sho gets in to stomp away on Douki! The Young Lions check on the ref while Sho gets his wrench! But Douki gets his PIPE! Fans fire up as Douki’s is bigger! Sho still swings but Douki dodges! Douki swings but Sho dodges! Douki blocks the wrench attack and Sho drops it! Douki JAMS Sho with the pipe, then CHOKES him with it! But Dick slides in to use the SPOILER CHOKER! But Kanemaru takes a swig!
Yujiro & Evil rush out from the back! But Kanemaru WHISKEY MISTS Yujiro! Then he KICKS the ropes to hit Evil down low! Then Kanemaru WHISKEY MISTS Dick! But Sho LOW BLOWS Kanemaru! Everyone falls at the same time! Fans fire up and rally as the ref returns! The ref can’t make heads or tails of what happened, but Dick and Douki stay in the ring. Dick drags Douki up, underhooks, but Douki blocks the Pedigree! Dick CLUBS Douki down, drags him back up and tries again. But Douki wrenches out! Dick rakes the eyes! Dick gets the whiskey and tags a swig!? But Douki HELL STABS! The whiskey spews into the air!
Douki drags Dick back down, ITALIAN STRETCH #32!!! Dick verbally quits, Suzuki-Gun wins!!
Winners: Douki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru, by submission (gain 2 points; Sho & Dick earn 0)
Incredible! Douki the underdog has gotten his team to three wins in this latter half of the tournament! Is this a sign that things are finally clicking for Japones Del Mal?
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask VS BUSHI & Titán!
The Flying Tigers may not have a shot at the finals, but they can shoot down another team’s chances! Will the Sniper of the Sky and the Junior Heavyweight legend eliminate LIJ? Or will the Black Mask y El Inmortal stay alive for one more round?
The teams sort out, Eagles calls out Titan, so LIJ fist bumps. Fans applaud as Titan and Eagles circle. They tie up, Eagles wrenches an arm to a wristlock, but Titan rolls, handsprings and wrenches back. Eagles endures the wristlock now, but he uses the ropes to flip through and wrench back. Titan endures now, rolls, kips up and bridges to then handspring and wrench back! Fans rally as Titan wrenches again. Titan whips corner to corner, Eagles reverses but Titan goes up and over to handspring away. Fans cheer and things keep moving. Titan jumps over, whips Eagles but Eagles reverses to go up and around and arm-drag! But Titan handstands walks!
Titan rolls, handsprings, and fans fire up as things keep moving. Titan hurdles, Eagles counters the arm-drag to a takedown, and then he handsprings to basement dropkick! Fans cheer the opening exchange as Eagles covers, TWO! Eagles keeps on Titan, brings him over, and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Tiger and he KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Titan down! Tiger stomps Titan, brings him up and ROCKS him with a forearm. Tiger runs but Titan DROPKICKS him in return! Fans rally and Titan rolls to tag in Bushi! Bushi stomps Tiger, bumps him off buckles, then CHOPS! And CHOPS again!
Bushi pushes Tiger out, turns him, and hits a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Bushi goes after Tiger’s mask! The ref reprimands, Bushi stops going after the laces to pull at the chin! The ref reprimands and counts, Bushi stops at 4. Bushi stomps Tiger down, then he tags in Titan. Titan climbs while Bushi drags Tiger up. Bushi wrenches an arm and Titan DOUBLE STOMPS it! Titan kicks Tiger around, then mule kicks him. Titan snapmares Tiger to PENALTY KICK! Fans rally and Eagles coaches Tiger, but Titan stands Tiger up. Tiger throws body shots, then throws KICK after KICK! Titan blocks a kick but Tiger SPIN KICKS him away!
Fans rally, Tiger rolls and hot tags Eagles! Eagles springboards up and over Titan, BLASTS Bushi, then RANAS Titan! Fans fire up as Eagles WHEEL KICKS Titan and kips up! Titan bails out, Eagles builds speed, but Bushi trips Eagles up! Titan mule kicks Tiger, CLUBS him down and gets back in the ring. Titan KICKS Eagles while he’s down, then he tags Bushi. Fans rally as LIJ mug Eagles, then double whip him corner to corner. Bushi runs in to back elbow Titan, and then sets up for INMORTAL IN MOTION! Feed to a lift, DROPKICK SPINEBUSTER COMBO! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up but Titan BLASTS Tiger!
Fans rally up as LIJ loom over Eagles. They kick Eagles around, drag him up and double whip again. Eagles reverses to send Bushi away and then he knees Titan low. Bushi returns and Eagles sends him into Titan! Titan falls, Eagles mule kicks Bushi then runs, BASEMENT DROPKICK BLINDSIDE LARIAT COMBO! Fans fire up while all three men are down! Eagles crawls for his corner, hot tag to Tiger! Tiger goes up top and CROSSBODIES Bushi down! Titan CLUBS Tiger, holds him up, but Tiger BOOTS Bushi and KANGAROO KICKS Titan! Bushi returns, into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally as Tiger brings Bushi back up. Tiger underhooks Bushi but Titan runs in! Tiger mule kicks Titan, Eagles runs in to KICK, and then DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES take Titan down! Fans fire up and Bushi fires forearms on both Flying Tigers! Bushi fires off on Tiger, but Eagles SOBATS Bushi! Eagles cravats Bushi and Tiger gives him a boost into the ASAI DDT! Roll and feed to the underhooks, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, Titan breaks it! Eagles throws Titan out and Tiger goes to a corner. But Titan POSTS Eagles! Tiger reaches the top but Titan attacks him first! Titan ROCKET LAUNCHES Tiger off the corner!
Bushi crawls to the LIJ corner, hot tag to Titan! Titan roars, fans fire up, and Titan springboard MISSILE DROPKICKS! Titan drags Tiger up, reels him in and suplexes for the GOURD BUSTER, to a SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Tiger is still in this and fans rally up. Tiger goes to a corner, Titan powers up and runs in, LOCO- NO, Tiger BOOTS Titan away! Then crucifix takedown! TWO!! Into the REVERSE DOUBLE ARMBAR!! Titan endures, flails, Eagles intercepts Bushi into the RON MILLER SPECIAL!! But Titan gets the ROPEBREAK! The Flying Tigers let LIJ go and Eagles kicks Bushi out.
Eagles rallies the fans and he joins Tiger in bringing Titan up. The Flying Tigers double whip Titan to a corner, Eagles goes to the apron. They both run in, ENZIGURI ROUNDHOUSE COMBO! Fans fire up as Tiger brings Titan up to the top rope. Bushi rushes in but Eagles springboards and missile dropkicks the legs out! Tiger climbs up after Titan, underhooks the arms, and fans rally up! SUPER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Titan survives, but Tiger has a KIMURA! Titan endures as Tiger also traps his head! Bushi barrels through Eagles to break it up! Fans rally as Bushi fires forearms on Eagles.
Eagles knees low, Bushi ducks a roundhouse to spin Eagles into a DDT! Tiger fires off on Bushi, knees low and SOBATS! Tiger runs, but into a DROPKICK! Bushi runs to BLAST Eagles! Then Bushi builds speed to DIVE onto Eagles! Fans fire up and Titan roars! Titan drags Tiger up, reels him in to a fireman’s carry, and spins for the LANDSLIDE! Cover, TWO!! Tiger survives again and fans fire up! Bushi returns as Tiger goes to a corner. Titan runs in, LOCO LARIAT! Bushi hits the CODE BREAKER! Titan springboards, but slips! Angel Inmortal is more a diving headbutt botch! Bushi hurries to get Titan back up and Titan resets.
Bushi watches Eagles while Titan COAST2COAST dropkicks Tiger!! Cover, LIJ wins!
Winners: Bushi & Titán, by pinfall (gain 2 points; Eagles & Tiger earn 0)
It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective! LIJ stay alive for another round, will they make the Super Jr. Tag League finals tranquilo?
Super Jr. Tag League 2022: Alex Zayne & El Lindaman VS Ace Austin & Chris Bey!
The #GLEATSAUCE holds their fate in their own hands! If they win, they take over the top spot! If they lose, their bubble bursts right before the end! Can Zayne & Lindaman stop the Inevitable? Or will Ace & Bey keep things Too Sweet?
The teams sort out, Zayne steps up and calls out his former friend, Ace. Ace & Bey Too Sweet and then point finger guns at Zayne. Lindaman says, “Boo~!” but Ace starts against Zayne. The fans rally as the two stare down, but then Ace tags out to Bey. Bey & Ace laugh at Zayne thinking he was going to get his way. Zayne and Bey circle, fans rally up again, and the two tie up. They go around, Zayne puts Bey on ropes but he stares Ace down. Red shoes counts the break, Zayne lets off with a pat on Bey’s shoulder. Bey acts like he’s gonna punch, but he just hands Red Shoes some of his gold chains that’re coming loose.
Zayne and Bey reset as fans rally up, and Bey gets around to waistlock. Zayne works on the hold but Bey shifts to a headlock. Zayne throws body shots, then elbows, then he powers out, only for Bey to pull on Zayne’s beard! Bey laughs and flexes while Red Shoes reprimands.
Here are the NEW Super Jr. Tag League standings!
Austin & Bey: 6-1, 12 points
Bushi & Titan: 6-2, 12 points
TJP & Akira: 6-2, 12 points
Yoh & Lio: 6-2, 12 points
Zayne & Lindaman: 5-2, 10 points
Taguchi & Connors: 3-5, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
Eagles & Tiger Mask: 2-5, 4 points [ELIMINATED]
Douki & Kanemaru: 3-5, 6 points [ELIMINATED]
KUSHIDA & Knight: 1-7, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Sho & Dick: 1-7, 2 points [ELIMINATED]
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/7/22)
The best tag teams collide!
Will The Acclaimed hold onto their forever reign?
In an epic clash, The Acclaimed defend their AEW World Tag Team Championships against the THREE BELT CHAMPIONS, FTR! Will Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood move up to FOUR belts tonight?
- Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal: Ricky Starks wins and will challenge MJF for the Dynamite Diamond Ring.
- AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS Darby Allin; Joe wins and retains the title.
- Jake Hager & Daniel Garcia VS Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta; Claudio & Yuta win.
- Six Woman Tag: Jade Cargill & The Baddies VS Madison Rayne, Skye Blue & Kiera Hogan; Jade & The Baddies win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Acclaimed VS FTR; win(s) and
PLAY BY PLAY
Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal!
Another year, another battle for that coveted $150,000 diamond ring! But things are a little different, as Maxwell Jacob Friedman, our NEW AEW World Champion, has the prerogative to not participate in this match. Instead, think of this more as a #1 contender’s battle royal with the winner getting to choose when and where they face MJF for that ring. Ricky Starks vows that when he wins this match, he’ll make next week’s title match into a Winner Takes All! Will this be an Absolute Victory for Ricky Starks? Or will someone else in this crowded field take that diamond ticket instead?
Fans go wild as Starks makes his entrance, and then they go wild as “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry makes his entrance. We already have Brian Cage, The Butcher, The Blade, Orange Cassidy, Captain Shawn Dean, Matt Hardy, Ethan Page, Lee Moriarty, W. Morrissey, Kip Sabian, Dalton Castle and The Boys at ringside, but wait! Here comes The Natural, Dustin Rhodes! Fans fire up for the hometown hero, the bell rings, and everyone rushes into the ring! Well, almost everyone as Kip plays things a bit more shrewdly, and even Castle & The Boys wait as things sort out. Cassidy takes his time because that’s just the way Freshly Squeezed rolls.
The Butcher brawls with Dean, The Blade is after JB and Dustin is on Hardy while The Firm’s All Ego and #TAIGASTYLE mug Starks. Castle slides in to help Starks out, and Kip yanks Cassidy out under the bottom rope, wanting to continue things from Rampage’s All-Atlantic Championship Lumberjack Match! Kip RAMS Cassidy into railing! Ethan bumps Castle off buckles and Starks turns things around on Moriarty. Ethan CHOKES Castle while The Boys protest. Castle hits Ethan back, Moriarty turns things around on Starks to rain down fists. Starks stops that and hits an atomic drop! Hardy helps Ethan by going after Castle.
Dustin digs his boots into Ethan while Hardy dribbles Castle off buckles. Kip throws Cassidy around ringside, Dustin bumps Ethan off buckles. Dustin CHOPS Ethan, Cassidy turns things around on Kip but Kip sends Cassidy into the apron! Fans rally for Starks, Castle gives Hardy a raspberry? Dustin ROCKS Butcher, Dean throws hands on Cage. Kip and Cassidy are finally in the ring and Cassidy bounces Kip off buckles. And again! And again! Butcher CLUBS Cassidy down! Butcher and Kip work together on Cassidy but he kicks at them. Cassidy gets free, dodges Kip, and runs in at Kip, only for Kip to send him up and out!
Cassidy holds onto the ropes, but Kip BITES one of Cassidy’s hands! Cassidy still skins the cat to headscissor Kip! Kip resists, pushes Cassidy away, but Cassidy hits him back! Blades sucker punches Cassidy and drags him off! Blade ELIMINATES Cassidy, then POSTS him! Fans boo but the damage is done and Kip is all smiles. Dustin runs at Kip and hits a DESTROYER! Dustin clotheslines Kip up and out to ELIMINATE him! Fans fire up but then Butcher CLUBS Dustin! Butcher fires off hands but Dustin gives them back! They brawl with haymakers but Butcher knees low! And again! Butcher fireman’s carries but Dustin fights free!
Dustin is on the apron, he throws hands on Butcher while fans go nuts over Starks narrowly avoiding elimination at the hands of Matt Hardy! Dustin ROCKS Butcher, Hardy kicks at Starks. Moriarty is after Castle in a corner while Butcher rakes Dustin’s eyes! Butcher CLOBBERS Dustin and ELIMINATES him! Fans boo but Blade high-fives with Butcher while staying safe on the outside. Butcher fires off on Dustin, Cage throws Castle out! Cage KNEES Castle off the apron, but The Boys catch him! Cage ROCKS Castle again, the Boys keep Castle up again! And again! They carry Castle to safety on the other side of the ring!
But Cage is there! Cage swings, Castle ducks to ROCK Cage back! Castle gets in safe, but Cage scoops him! Cage TOSSES Castle out onto the Boys and ELIMINATES him! Fans boo but JB DROPKICKS Cage out of the ring! Cage stays on the apron, he ROCKS JB in the ropes, suplexes him, but JB slips out to waistlock! Cage elbows JB away, but JB SUPERKICKS Cage! Meanwhile, Starks is fighting off both Hardy and Ethan Page! He gets them to back off, before he DOUBLE AX HANDLES them both down! JB goes up a corner, he leaps at Cage, APRON METEORA! JB ELIMINATES Cage! Prince Nana is furious but fans are fired up as AEW goes picture in picture!
JB checks his leg as he gets in the ring. Moriarty is right on JB by pulling his hair! Moriarty UPPERCUTS JB, has him in a corner, and digs his boots in! Ethan stomps Dean while Hardy rushes Butcher. Butcher dumps Hardy but Hardy holds the ropes! Hardy fights his way back in, he CLUBS Butcher down, and Ethan applauds. The Firm give Hardy thumbs up as Hardy picks Butcher up and works to dump him out! Butcher holds on while Moriarty stomps Starks and Ethan keeps on Dean. Butcher fights off Hardy, then catches his breath leaning against ropes. Ethan makes Starks look at the camera before he CLUBS him down!
JB CLUBS Ethan! Moriarty full nelsons JB but JB elbows him away. JB digs a boot into Ethan and Starks joins in! They let off, drag Ethan up, and they work together to pick Ethan up! Ethan fights and Hardy helps Ethan for The Firm. Hardy bumps Starks off buckles again and again and again! JB fights Ethan off while Hardy shouts, “DELETE! Dean turns things around on Moriarty JB stomps Ethan then CLUBS Butcher. Dean scoops and SLAMS Moriarty while Hardy tries to throw Starks out again. But Starks drags Hardy up and over instead! Hardy dangles but so does Starks! Dynamite returns to single picture as Ethan hurries to save Hardy!
Starks fights Hardy but Ethan HOTSHOTS Starks! Starks sputters, Hardy gets in safe. Butcher fights off JB and Dean, but Dean fights him with forearms. The Firm all mug Starks, but fans rally up behind Starks. Starks fires off on Butcher while he can but Butcher ROCKS Starks! Starks runs to BLAST and ELIMINATE The Butcher! But then The Firm jumps right on him! Moriarty throws Starks out but Starks stays safe on the apron. Starks ROCKS Moriarty, JB runs in to RANA Moriarty up and out to ELIMINATE him!! But Morrissey BOOTS JB while he’s hanging on, and that ELIMINATES JB!!
Fans boo, Morrissey isn’t even really in this match! But Moriarty & Morrissey aren’t done with JB, either, as they drag him up, APRON CHOKE SLAM!! Hardy meanwhile hits Dean with a SIDE EFFECT! The refs reprimand, Moriarty and Morrissey back off, leaving Ethan, Hardy, Starks and Dean as our final four. Hardy drags Starks up to give him a SIDE EFFECT! Fans boo, but then Ethan tells Hardy to stop doing his V1 and raise Ethan’s hand in victory. But Ethan hasn’t won yet! Hardy says, “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” and then Ethan tells him to get Starks up. Hardy does as told, The Firm mugs Starks, and then they put him on the ropes.
Starks holds on as both Hardy & Ethan lift, but Dean makes the save! Dean fires off hands on Ethan! Hardy goes after Dean, but Dean fires off hands on Hardy! Dean UPPERCUTS Hardy but Ethan CLUBS Dean! Ethan whips Dean, Dean gets around, FLOAT-OVER DDT! Dean kips up and fans fire up! Stokely is upset but Dean drags Ethan up to throw him up and over! Ethan holds on desperately and Hardy kicks Dean! TWIST OF FATE! Ethan shouts to throw Dean out and Hardy tells Ethan to do it. Ethan says fine, he drags Dean up and tosses Dean to ELIMINATE him! Fans are thunderous as now Starks is 2v1 against The Firm!
Ethan tells Hardy to do his job and help him win. Hardy shouts, “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” But he BLASTS Starks! The Firm mugs Starks and fans boo hard as ever! Ethan feeds Starks to the facelock, TWIST OF- NO, Starks shoves Hardy up and out to ELIMINATE him! Ethan fires off on Starks, it’s just the two of them now! Starks wrenches and TORNADO DDTS!! Fans are thunderous as Starks is electric! He runs in but Ethan dodges the Spear! ROUNDHOUSE! Ethan snarls, he drags Starks up, fireman’s carry, but Starks RANAS Ethan out! STARKS WINS!!
Winner: Ricky Starks (#1 contender to the Dynamite Diamond Ring)
But to rain on the parade already is MJF! The AEW World Champion and #TripleB, the Big Burberry Belt, are here with a mic as fans boo hard as they can. The fans then cheer on Starks and MJF smirks. MJF tells Starks, “I’ll be with you in one second.” MJF then says, “Bryan Danielson, a little birdy told me you didn’t wanna show up tonight, and I think I know the real reason why. The real reason why is because you’re terrified of me. And I don’t blame ya, bud. After what I did to your boy, Willy Reegs, I’d be scared, too.”
Fans boo but MJF says, “Because I’m a bad, bad man. And that’s why in a week from now, I’m gonna be a FOUR-TIME, FOUR-TIME, FOUR-TIME, F-F-F-FOUR-TIME beautiful Dynamite Diamond Ring Champion. And I will still be the holder of the grandest prize of ’em all, the Triple B, baby! Now Richard, people seem to really like you around here, huh?” Fans cheer Starks on again, and MJF says “They talk about you like you’re some underutilized god of professional wrestling. And trust me, you are very talented, you really are. But you wanna know the truth, bud? Here’s the truth, Absolute.” Fans tell MJF to STFU but he just shrugs that off.
MJF says the truth is that in comparison to MJF, Starks is the Absolute drizzling sh*t! Or should MJF say, “You’re a roody poo candy ass!” After all, Starks stole literally everything else from that guy. But no offense, Richard, you’re just “a Dollar Store Dwayne.” So MJF will call Starks “The Pebble.” So here’s what happens next week in the main event of Dynamite, little Pebble. Fans chant for the “PEBBLE~! PEBBLE~!” MJF says he’s gonna put The Pebble in his pocket, hop in his brand new Porsche, because unlike all the “simple-minded humanoids” of Austin, MJF is rich. MJF will drive Pebble to the nearest body of water, take him out of his pocket, and skip “your scrawny little pigeon-toed ass all the way back to Billy Corgan’s NWA so you can wrestle on YouTube where you belong!”
Fans boo but Starks just smirks. MJF says “Facts don’t care about your feelings, Texas!” But MJF doesn’t care that Starks is Absolute, because MJF is a Generational Talent, and his Reign of Terror has only just begun. MJF soaks up the heat and then Starks pushes right past him to get a mic of his own. Fans cheer on Starks but MJF tells them all to shut up. Starks tells “Maxi Pad”, which fans now chant at MJF, that he should’ve expected a fifth-rate Roddy Piper to come out here and try to steal the spotlight. Oh~, he trashed the city! OH~! He trashed the fans! How much more shtick does MJF got? Cuz the low hanging fruit is running dry!
Starks says every week, MJF walks out here smelling like paint thinner and ass, having spray tanned his eczema to where if he took his shirt off, his back would look like he laid on an ant colony for seven hours. MJF has his crappy shoes, pants that are never ironed, a shirt that is too small, that stupid scarf, and that even dumber haircut, and he acts like he’s better than Starks?! Give us a break!! Fans are fired up hearing that! “Everything about you screams, ‘Cheap.’ The cheap suits, the cheap shoes, the cheap heat. Oh my God, and you are our new AEW Champion, huh? Well here’s the thing. With that AEW Championship comes a big responsibility that you know nothing about!
“The difference between you and me is that when these people got behind me, I gave them a reason to keep going. When they put faith in you, you let them down. When Regal put faith in you, you let him down. But brother, when it comes to Ricky, I delivery on time, every time, every night, every week, every month! And you can take your little ass to Greece for three months because oh~, you didn’t get paid enough! Oh~, you got out politicked by somebody smarter than you! But the fact remains is that I’ve been here, busting my ass. You wanna talk responsibility? Let’s talk about the fact that you avoid responsibility! You avoid any type of pressure.
“I show up to sign meet ‘n’ greets, where you, you don’t care! You just blow it off because hey! Everybody hates Max, so he has nothing to lose, right? Yeah, well, guess what, buddy? There comes a lot of responsibility when it comes to people actually liking you. And beside your nose being a lot darker than the rest of your body, me on the other hand, I live with dignity, I live with respect. You know nothing about that! When I lived in my car in South Austin, guess what I was doing? I was grinding! I knew the responsibility of taking care of myself! When it comes to that woman right there, it’s MY responsibility to get her a car, to get her a house.
“And you think because you paid people, because you kissed ass, that Maxwell ‘I’m better than you,’ you can get whatever you want? Please, gimme a break.” Fans are all fired up! Starks tells MJF that next week is a BIG deal. Starks is putting up and shutting MJF up for once in his miserable, narcissistic, punk-ass little life! MJF doesn’t deserve the title but Starks does! Wrestling on YouTube? Guess what? Been there, done that, busted his ass to get here! He never needed a name to make it here, and he doesn’t need one to beat MJF’s ass! He is Ricky Starks, he is stand ten toes down right here.
Next week, Starks smacks that mole of MJF’s neck, stomps a new hole right into MJF, and then he takes that title! Fans are thunderous for Starks as he says he’s doing MJF a favor he’s never had done in his life: Starks takes the responsibility off this “little boy’s” plate. MJF LOW BLOWS Starks! Fans boo as MJF takes off the belt, the scarf, and brings out the Dynamite Diamond Ring. MJF puts the ring on, takes aim, and fans shout “F YOU MAX!” But Starks dodges to SPEAR!! Fans are THUNDEROUS as MJF falls out of his shoes and then falls out of the ring! Starks holds up the world title, will he be holding that and the Dynamite Diamond Ring at the end of Winter is Coming?
Darby Allin speaks.
“May 12th, 2021 was when I lost the TNT Championship. From that time ’til now, I feel like a lot of people have all said to me, ‘Darby Allin is being slept on. Darby Allin is forgotten about.’ Well it’s up to me to wake everyone up, and I’m gonna win that TNT Championship. I said that this crowd chants one thing, ‘Joe is gonna kill~ you.’ Well Joe, you’re gonna have to bury me with that TNT Championship, because I am not leaving Austin, Texas without it.”
Samoa Joe responds.
“Darby Allin, the curious little dead boy. I know exactly what you see when you look at me. You see a crucible that you wanna put yourself through. You see the violence that I inflict and you say to yourself, ‘That is a trial I can endure.’ Well, Darby, tonight you’re gonna learn that curiosity has a price that is about to get real expensive.” Will the Relentless Underdog put it all on the line just to get back that title? Or will he fail to dethrone the King of Pro-Wrestling Television?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“You think last week got a little outta hand? I don’t. In fact, I’m starting to really, really like The Cowboy, Hangman. Because he fell off his horse, dusted himself off, and got right back in the saddle, and he did his talking with his fists. There’s not enough of that around here. There’s too much talking. This is All Elite Wrestling, not All Elite Talking. There is no Blackpool Microphone Club. This is COMBAT! This is the sport of kings! Tonight, myself, Wheeler, Claudio, this Weekend at Final Battle, this Friday night on Rampage, we bring back 100 proof, in-your-face, ass-kicking wrestling! Jericho Appreciation Society. I’m so over the Jericho Appreciation Society.
“I’m gonna be out there tonight, just to make sure there’s no sports entertainment shenanigans. And this weekend, we put the JAS in our rearview mirror for good! Hangman Page, you want another piece? You know where to find me.” The Maniac heads out, but will he be able to focus on the JAS with the Cowboy coming for him?
AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe VS Darby Allin!
#TwoBeltJoe has been intimidating and brutal even when he’s had no belts. How much more vicious will he become in order to keep his throne as King of TV?
The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and we see if Darby wins, or even survives!
The bell rings and fans rally as Darby and Joe stare down. Fans do sing, “Joe is gonna kill~ you!” Joe steps up to Darby, daring him to do something. So Darby fires off fast hands! Joe puts Darby in a corner, but Darby dodges him to fire off hands again! Joe shoves Darby away, but Darby SHOTGUNS Joe out of the ring! Darby keeps moving to DIVE, but Joe casually moves aside and Darby crashes into railing! Joe grins as he goes back for Darby while fans lose their minds. Joe CLUBS Darby, drags him up, and sits him on the apron to then SWING him into the railing! And SWING into the apron! And back into railing!
Fans are torn but Joe soaks it all up. Joe goes back for Darby, and he tears up the floor mats! Joe drags Darby up and smacks him off the apron. Darby flounders around in a daze, but Joe drags him back up. Joe puts Darby in the ring, just to drag him out after refreshing the ring count. Joe then hits Darby with a BIG back suplex to the floor! Darby writhes, but at least that was a padded part. Joe refreshes the count himself now, and he drags Darby back up. Joe brings Darby to the bare patch now, and fans boo while the ref counts. Darby fights the lift but Joe still gets Darby up! Darby bends Joe’s fingers to get free!
Darby runs in, but Joe POWERSLAMS Darby to the bare concrete!! Joe shouts at Darby, “Do you wanna die, Darby?! HUH!?!” The ref checks Darby while AEW goes picture in picture.
Joe leaves Darby behind while he clutches an arm and his ribs. Joe returns, having refreshed the count, and he puts Darby in the ring. Joe stalks Darby, mockingly applauds, and then drags Darby up. Joe CHOPS Darby and he flops down into a corner. Joe stands on Darby’s neck, the ref counts, and Joe lets off at 4. Joe smirks as he paces around. Darby drags himself up in a corner but not very far. Joe drags Darby up but Darby throws body shots! Darby runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Joe is fired up and he drags Darby into a neck wrench! Darby endures, even as Joe looms over him. Joe throws Darby down but fans rally up.
Darby flounders about and it amuses Joe. Darby kicks back, manages to kick harder, and he BOOTS Joe away! Darby stands to throw more body shots, but Joe HEADBUTTS Darby down! Joe snarls, he drags Darby back up, and he dumps Darby to the apron. Joe drags Darby up as Dynamite returns to single picture. Joe JABS Darby, and then runs him side to side to POST him! Fans lose their minds again and Joe pretends he can’t see where Darby went. Doc Sampson checks Darby and the ring count starts. Fans count along while Joe just strolls around the ring and flexes. Darby is somehow okay to continue, and he crawls his way over at 5 of 10.
Darby flounders up at 7 and in at 8! Fans cheer but Joe is annoyed. Joe asks Darby what more has to happen. Joe kicks him around, Darby gets mad. Darby SLAPS Joe and it staggers him! Darby runs, gets around, but Joe hits an atomic drop! And then runs to BOOT Darby down! Then he SENTONS! Cover, TWO!! Darby is still in this though he goes to the apron, and Joe can’t believe it! But then Joe builds speed! But Joe has to bail out as Darby slides back in! Darby PLANCHAS, but into a fireman’s carry! Darby fights free to RAM Joe into steel steps! Darby then goes up the corner for a SUPER COFFIN DROP!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”
Darby staggers about, but he pushes Joe into the ring. Darby keeps moving, COFFIN- NO, the splash is caught to a SLEEPER! But Darby drops to KICK Joe away! Darby slips around, THROWBACK STUNNER!! Joe stays up so Darby hops on, CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!!! Joe survives but Darby has new life! Fans are giving a standing ovation as Joe and Darby rise. Joe goes to a corner, Darby runs in but into the URENAGE! Joe drags Darby up and puts him on the top rope. But Darby claws Joe’s face! Joe CHOPS Darby, climbs up after him, and hoists Darby up. But Darby BITES Joe’s forehead!! Joe falls back, Darby adjusts, COFFIN DROP!! Into the COQUINA CLUTCH!!!
Darby flails, he reaches out, but the sleeper and body scissors squeezes tight! Darby has a wild look in his eyes, until those eyes roll back! Darby is OUT, Joe wins!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (still AEW TNT Champion)
Darby fought his heart out, but we are still in the #TwoBeltJoe Era! Darby manages to stand up again, and he says he’s not dead! Joe has to put him down for him to stop! Darby dares Joe to keep fighting, but Joe HEADBUTTS Darby down! Joe grabs Darby’s own skateboard and he brings it over. Fans boo as Joe scares off the ref with the board! Joe then drags Darby up, puts the board down wheels up, and he puts Darby on the corner. Joe tucks Darby in! MUSCLE BUSTER on the wheels!!! Darby isn’t even moving, but Joe still puts the COQUINA CLUTCH back on!! The ref reprimands, more refs rush out but HERE COMES WARDLOW!!
Wardlow rushes to the ring and Joe runs away! Fans cheer on “WARD~LOW! WARD~LOW!” as he reminds Joe that they’re not through with each other! Joe moves on to ROH Final Battle to defend his ROH World Television Championship against Juice Robinson, will Joe make it through The Booster only to find Wardlow’s World waiting for him?
Backstage interview with Kip Sabian and Orange Cassidy.
Tony Schiavone says there is a No Physicality Agreement in place as these two are here to talk. What is on Cassidy’s mind? Cassidy doesn’t know what Kip is doing, but he doesn’t need to do this. If he wants a title shot, just ask. Kip says, “How convenient, my sweet little Clementine. You wait until an unprovoked attack by Dustin Rhodes. I’m hurt. You just don’t want me at my best.” Cassidy says if Kip isn’t gonna fight this Friday on Rampage, then find someone who can. Kip ponders the idea, and heads out. Cassidy asks Schiavone if that’s a yes. Seems so. Then who will crazy Kip find as a Superbad proxy to take on the All-Atlantic Champion?
Chris Jericho speaks.
“Initially, what started out as a deliberate desecration of the legacy of ROH has now led me to become the greatest ROH Champion of all time. Oh, the irony. Claudio, you don’t have the belief that you can beat me when it counts and become the ROH World Champion once again. Isn’t that true? That is why I’m gonna beat you at Final Battle, and it is why you’re gonna have to join the Jericho Appreciation Society. But Claudio, I am telling you this right now, it is going to be the best thing for you. I am looking so forward to taking you under my wing, and most importantly, I am looking so forward to beating you at Final Battle. I’ll see you then, Claudio. All Honor The Ocho.”
Jake Hager & Daniel Garcia w/ Sammy Guevara VS Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta w/ Jon Moxley!
Speaking of the war between JAS and BCC, another battle happens here in Austin! Will “Rock Hard” Hager & the “Dragonslayer” use sports entertainment to gain the momentum before the Final Battle? Or will the Swiss Superman & Decoder use a pro-wrestling solution on their JAS problem?
The teams sort out and Yuta starts against Garcia in a preview of their ROH Pure Championship rematch set for Saturday. They circle, then Garcia tags to Hager. Hager and Yuta circle, but then Hager has everyone hold on. Because he’s brings out the purple bucket hat, and throws it to Claudio! Hager says Claudio needs to get used to wearing that. Claudio considers it, he holds the hat up, but then he PUNTS the hat to the crowd! Hopefully Austin likes that hat. Hager KNEES Yuta, CLUBS him, then back suplexes! Yuta lands on his feet, CHOPS Hager, but Hager swings. Yuta dodges but Hager CLOBBERS Yuta!
Hager drags Yuta up, bumps him off buckles and tags Garcia in. The JAS mugs Yuta with a CHOP and some stomps. The ref counts, Garcia digs his boots in but he lets off at 4. Yuta gets up to COHP and forearm and repeat! Garcia CHOPS, Yuta CHOPS, repeat! Yuta whips, Garcia reverses and runs in but Yuta goes up and over. Yuta scoops Garcia to SLAM him, then SENTON! Cover, TWO! Yuta keeps on Garcia with a pull of the ear, then he tags Claudio. BCC double whip and DOUBLE BOOT! Garcia scrambles away, tags Hager, but Hager runs into a drop toehold! Claudio facelocks then armlocks while fans chant, “WE THE PEOPLE!”
Claudio chinbars then goes after an arm, but Hager throws elbows. Hager ROCKS Claudio with rights, whips him corner to corner, but Claudio goes up and over. Claudio hip tosses then covers, ONE!! Claudio keeps on the arm, tag to Yuta, and Yuta climbs up to AX HANDLE the arm! Yuta wrenches, but Hager shoves him to a corner. Hager runs in but into a BOOT! Yuta hops up, leaps and MISSILE DROPKICKS Hager down! Garcia runs in but Yuta slips around, OLYMPIC SLAM! Garcia bails out, Yuta builds speed and Yuta DIVES to take out both Hager and Garcia! Fans fire up as Yuta puts Hager in.
Yuta climbs up, but Sammy distracts! Garcia shoves Yuta off the top and Hager catches him! Claudio protests but Moxley grabs a chair! Hager SLAMS Yuta down while Moxley storms after Sammy. Hager runs to the corner for the HAGER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Yuta survives, Moxley backs away from Sammy, but Hager tags Garcia in. Garcia and Hager mug Yuta, Garcia throws EuroUppers and forearms. Yuta fights back with forearms and elbows of his own! Garcia kicks low then CHOPS Yuta down! Garcia fishhooks Yuta’s face, pushes him down, then argues with the ref. Garcia storms after Yuta, but then sucker punches Claudio!
Yuta headbutts Garcia low! Garcia suplexes, Yuta turns it around to suplex and he puts Garcia up top. Yuta climbs up after Garcia, brings him up, and hits a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down and fans fire up while AEW goes picture in picture! Garcia and Yuta crawl, Moxley coaches Yuta up, but Garcia tags Hager! Hager runs in to BLAST Claudio! Hager bumps Yuta off buckles and digs his boot in! The ref reprimands and counts, Hager lets off, and Garcia CHOKES Yuta while the ref is busy with a protesting Moxley. Sammy also gets a shot in before Garcia lets Yuta go. Hager looms over Yuta, drags him up and chicken wings the arms.
Yuta endures as Hager grinds a shoulder, but fans rally up. Yuta fights up, reaches out, but Hager whips him away from Claudio. Yuta holds ropes then he dumps Hager out! Hager hurries back up to drag Yuta out! Hager RAMS Yuta into railing! And then Hager puts Yuta back in to cover, TWO! Hager hauls Yuta up, tags Garcia in, and the JAS mug Yuta again. Garcia grinds his forearm into Yuta’s face, fishhooks Yuta’s nose, and he talks trash to the fans. The ref counts, Garcia lets off, and he snapmares Yuta to then mock Claudio’s cannon arms. Garcia wraps on a chinlock and he grinds Yuta down. Yuta endures while Garcia pushes up for added pressure.
Moxley and Claudio coach Yuta as he fights his way up. Garcia clinches but Yuta JAWBREAKERS free! Dynamite returns to single picture as both men crawl. Yuta reaches out, but Garcia drags him away! Yuta slips under to ROCK Garcia! Garcia BOOTS Yuta, but Yuta rewinds and slips around, GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up and both men crawl again. Hot tags to Hager and Claudio! Fans fire up as Claudio rallies on Hager with EuroUpper after EuroUpper! Claudio whips Hager to a corner for a BIG uppercut! Then he whips Hager corner to corner for another BIG uppercut! Claudio fires off more EuroUppers, but the ref counts.
Claudio lets off at 4, then jukes to EuroUpper again and again and again! Claudio puts Hager up top, EuroUppers again, then climbs up to join him. Claudio stands on the very top, for a SUPER STEINER! It wasn’t the cleanest but it worked! Cover, TWO!! Hager survives but clutches a shoulder. Claudio trips Hager to have the legs! Fans fire up but Garcia hops on with a SLEEPER! Claudio stays up, Yuta climbs, and Claudio SLAMS Garcia down for Yuta’s DIVING SPLASH! Fans fire up, but Hager trips Claudio to an ANKLE LOCK! But Claudio turns, BOOTS Hager, only for Hager to lift! Claudio sunset flips through, to get the SWISS SWING!!
Fans count along, Hager goes around and around and around for TEN! Sammy is freaking out as Hager staggers, into a LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Hager is still in this but Claudio drags him up. Claudio reels Hager in, Gotch Lifts, but Hager back drops! Claudio lands on his feet, dodges, but Sammy stops the springboard! The ref reprimands, but Moxley trips Sammy off the apron! Moxley DECKS Sammy and fans fire up! Claudio finishes the leap, but into a SPINEBUSTER from Hager! Hager has the leg for the ANKLE LOCK! Claudio endures, reaches out, but Hager drags him from ropes! Garcia runs in to intercept Yuta!
Garcia has Yuta’s legs for the DRAGON TAMER!! The JAS have double submissions and fans boo! But Claudio rolls to send Hager into Garcia! EUROUPPER! Cover, BCC wins!!
Winners: Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta, by pinfall
Fans fire up and Moxley joins his brothers in the club to celebrate! Tony Schiavone joins them all to interview them. He knows they just got a big win ahead of a big night on Saturday, but they have to talk about what happened at Full Gear. Here is an interview Schiavone did with William Regal a few weeks back that might explain some things.
The footage plays and Schiavone talks with his “long time friend,” Regal. Regal says it will be 30 years in January. Full Gear was unbelievable, but Schiavone wanted to know about how all that transpired. Regal told Schiavone before that “people are only going to see this if something bad happens to me. And when you’re somebody like me, and spent your life being as horrible as I have, you’re always expecting something bad to happen.” Schiavone says Regal is the Villain of Villains. Well, Regal took great exception to what MJF did to Schiavone. And MJF seems to be made about emails and this and that, so Regal just gave MJF what he wanted.
MJF is world champion now. But do you know that saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Because now, everyone in the company will be chasing MJF. Regal realized a few months ago that the three veteran members of the Blackpool Combat Club don’t need Regal around anymore. He’s “surplus to requirements.” But he knew they wouldn’t let him go, either. But he needed to show them why they don’t need him, and why they can teach Wheeler Yuta how to become the greatest professional wrestler in the world, because they’ve all got that capability. “But you have to lead by example.”
So hopefully, and Regal knows he will, because Moxley is a very calculating man, Moxley will understand this. “The reason I did what I did, and to lead by example, was to teach you the final thing that I could ever teach you. Always stay one step ahead, and make sure you always keep eyes in the back of your head. I’m Blackpool Combat Club ’til the day I die. Fellas, it’s been emotional.” Lord William Regal’s message ends, and Schiavone says that was two weeks ago, before what MJF did. He knows they’re all a bit speechless, but does anyone have a comment?
Moxley takes the mic to say, “All I know is one thing for sure. The three men in this ring live and breathe for the sport of professional wrestling! You can call us whatever you want, but December 10th, ROH Final Battle, this war with the Jericho Appreciation Society is OVER! These men make a statement. This Friday night on Rampage, I make a statement! I’m gonna challenge any wrestler in the world to come right here in this ring and find out just where you stand on the food chain. This Friday on Rampage, I make a statement! At Final Battle, they make a statement! Pro-wrestling is about to make a serious statement!”
The fans fire up hearing that from Moxley, but who will step up to his Open Challenge? And can Claudio and Yuta both take back the ROH titles to restore that honor to those championships?
The House of Black speak.
Malakai says, “This company has allowed itself to be corrupted. Corrupted by people that point fingers at others while still holding the shovel in their hands that they used to dig the graves for others. And now, it is sick and it is dying. And perhaps it is time for myself and the House to… put down this corruption. Ms. Hart, what is the crime?” Julia steps out from the shadows to say, “The crime is treason.” Malakai asks “Mr. Matthews, what is the verdict?” Buddy walks out from the shadows to say, “Verdict: War.” “And Mr. King, what is the sentence?” Brody walks out to say, “It as if you throw a side of beef to a pack of wild dogs. We will tear the meat from the bone. The sentence is extermination.”
Malakai says it has been decided. “To anyone that has an issue with what we have done over the past two weeks, or anything that’s been said here, well next week Wednesday, come one, come all.” The House of Black drifts into the shadows, who will be the first to be torn apart?
AEW returns with Jamie Hayter’s sit-down interview.
Tony Schiavone sits with the undisputed AEW Women’s World Champion, and he notes that last week, she asked the question, “Why not a sit-down interview with me?” Well, here we are, and the floor is hers. Hayter says Saraya got a sit-down, cool. Toni Storm got one, alright. But not with Hayter? That baffles her. So no, Schiavone, you ask her something. What does he wanna know? Well, Schiavone notes the AEW Women’s Division has been blossoming. Great competitors are showing up, and this week on Rampage, we will see Hikaru Shida VS The Bunny for Shida’s Regina di Wave Championship. What are Hayter’s thoughts on the division?
Hayter says it is getting “interesting.” But unfortunately for everyone else, Hayter is on top now. And everyone is trying to grind their way to the top to get her title. She will do her duty as champion to be both reigning and defending. Hayter will have a very, very close look at that Regina de Wave title match on Rampage. “Thing is, it doesn’t really hold a candle to the AEW Women’s World Championship, does it?” Schiavone says nothing does, and Hayter agrees. This is AEW. But Hayter will “give one of those girls the opportunity of a lifetime. Whoever wins that match, they get to wrestle me for the AEW Women’s World Championship, if they dare.”
Schiavone says Hayter’s going to be a fighting champion and she says that’s right. She is a fighting champion, “and a bloody good one at that.” Who will be the Regina di Wave Champion after Rampage? And will they accept Hayter’s challenge to them?
Six Woman Tag: Jade Cargill & The Baddies VS Madison Rayne, Skye Blue & Kiera Hogan!
The UN-DE-FEA-TED AEW TBS Champion got her belt back but got rid of the weak link, as she puts it. Red Velvet is back, Leila Grey is still around, but Kiera Hogan got kicked to the curb! Will Kiera get revenge on #ThatBitch with help from the Coach & Student? Or will Jade be undefeated even in trios action?
The teams sort out, Jade starts against Skye. The fans rally up but Jade says no, she’s above Skye. Tag to Velvet and Velvet gets her return to action already. Velvet and Skye tie up, they go around, and Velvet wrenches to a wristlock. Skye cartwheels, wrenches and wristlocks back. Then she slips around to hook, but Velvet blocks the arm-drag. Velvet brings Skye up but Skye shifts sides to arm-drag Velvet from the other arm! Velvet staggers up and fans fire up. Skye and Velvet tie up again, Velvet headlocks but Skye snapmares free. Skye steps over an arm, and wraps Velvet up for a creative take on La Magistrol, TWO!
Velvet has a cover now, TWO! Skye has it back, ONE! Velvet has the cover again, TWO! Fans fire up for that exchange, and Velvet has to admit that was good. Velvet offers a handshake, Skye accepts, and then Skye turns to her partners. But Velvet throws Skye down by her hair! The ref reprimands, fans boo, and Velvet bumps Skye off buckles. Tag to Grey, the Baddies double whip to double CHOP! Grey covers, ONE!! Fans rally, Grey drags Skye up to whip her to a corner. Grey runs in to SHINING WIZARD! Grey then headlocks but Skye denies the bulldog to kick the legs out! Grey blocks a superkick but Skye spins through to KICK Grey down!
Fans fire up as Skye drags Grey back up, tag to Rayne. Skye & Rayne double whip, trip and basement dropkick Grey! Rayne covers, ONE!! Rayne drags Grey up to bump her off buckles! Tag back to Skye, Rayne snapmares but Grey scrambles away to tag in Velvet! Velvet ducks Skye’s clothesline to come back, but Skye dodges to SUPERKICK! Velvet flops to the outside and fans rally as Skye builds speed. Skye falls into the apron skirt trap! Velvet fires off on Skye! The ref reprimands, Velvet lets off, then she climbs over Skye to stand on the apron while AEW goes picture in picture.
Velvet stirs it up and has a taste while Skye flops out of the skirt. Velvet puts Skye back in the ring, clamps onto an arm and grinds the shoulder. Velvet bumps Skye off buckles, tags in Grey, and Grey taunts Rayne and Kiera while Velvet uses Skye as a boxing bag! Jade also talks trash on Skye while the ref reprimands Grey and keeps Kiera back. Grey hurries over to pull Skye’s hair! The Baddies mug Skye, then Grey tags in. The Baddies double suplex Skye high and hard! Jade applauds her team while Grey covers, TWO! Grey is annoyed but she rains down fists on Skye. Grey wraps on a headlock and she grinds Skye down.
Fans rally as Skye endures. Grey stands over Skye while pulling on the hold, but Skye still fights her way up. But Grey wrangles Skye back down! Grey grinds the hold, Skye keeps her shoulders up, and fans rally again. Skye fights up a second time, she throws body shots, and then she JAWBREAKERS! Grey staggers away, tag to Velvet, and she runs to BLAST Rayne! Velvet stands Skye up to mule kick, then she covers, TWO! Dynamite returns to single picture as Velvet tells the ref something’s in her eye, while choking Skye with a knee! The ref notices the choke, she counts and Velvet steps off at 4. Velvet talks trash to Rayne, covers Skye, TWO!
Velvet drags Skye up but Skye breaks free. Velvet mule kicks, brings Skye around and- NO, Skye slips out of the Final Slice! DOUBLE LARIATS take them both down! Fans fire up as Skye and Velvet crawl. Velvet grabs Skye’s leg to keep her from her team, but Skye fights up to stand up. Velvet throws the leg down, but they both SUPERKICK! Both women go down again and fans fire up! Skye crawls, as does Velvet, hot tags to Kiera and Jade! Jade storms up, Kiera dodges and Kiera fires off forerams and CHOPS! Jade shoves back but Kiera SHOTGUNS Jade! Kiera sees Grey coming and tosses her out! Kiera goes side to side to BOOT WASH Jade!
Velvet runs in but Kiera sends her out now! Fans fire up with Kiera while Rayne DECKS Grey! Kiera runs in but Jade blocks the boot for a SPINEBUSTER!! Jade taunts Kiera, drags her up to chicken wings, but Kiera switches out! Hot tag to Rayne! Rayne dodges jade, ENZIGURIS, then reels her in! Ripcord, RAYNE- NO, Jade ROCKS Rayne first! Then chicken wings, for the JADED! Cover, The Baddies win!
Winners: Jade Cargill & The Baddies, by pinfall
Just as Kiera was on fire, she let off to see if Rayne could stop Jade. Jade was not stopped, she is 43-0 overall now, and still TBS Champion. Will The Baddies continue to dominate AEW?
Backstage interview with Saraya.
Tony Schiavone is with The Revolution on a very festive set. Schiavone congratulates Saraya on her return to action and the win, and she thanks him for that. Saraya is actually surprised Britt isn’t- Oh, wait, here she is. Britt says no one needs to worry now. And Britt also congratulates Saraya on “the biggest win” of her entire career. It will never happen again. Also, Britt was thinking about something Saraya mentioned to her. Something about everything being handed to her on a silver platter. But Saraya came to AEW, and her first match was a PPV match against “the biggest star in the Women’s Division.”
So here’s one more thing handed to Saraya: Tickets to the Kia Forum, for the January 11th edition of Dynamite. Saraya can be front row and watch Britt be the star that she is, or maybe she can step in the ring again. Saraya tells “Baby girl,” she would love to beat Britt again. Of course! Round two! Uh, no, Britt didn’t say it’d be against her. Saraya forgot that Britt has the AEW Women’s World Champion, Jamie Hayter, with her at all times. Except right now. But it will be a tag match, Britt & Hayter VS Saraya and whoever Saraya can find to tag with her. But good luck, Saraya will never beat Britt & Hayter.
Britt heads out and Saraya asks Schiavone if he wants to get in the ring. Britt brings Schiavone with her so Saraya accepts that she’ll have to find someone. She has a little over a month, who will The Revolution invite to her house?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage!
Jon Moxley’s open challenge has been answered by THE FUTURE! Konosuke Takeshita is stepping up to take on The Maniac, will Konosuke be the one to make a statement? Plus, we see Moriarty & Morrissey of The Firm in action, we hear from Ruby Soho and Tay Melo about their renewed feud, and we hear from Athena ahead of her ROH Women’s World Championship match against Mercedes Martinez!
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